SFCV’s perceptive writers report on topics relevant to opera.

Janos Gereben - August 15, 2023

A new production of Puccini’s opera relies on filmmaker Arthur Dong’s research into a 1940s Chinese nightclub in the city.

Janos Gereben - August 8, 2023

A collection of duets from Handel and Verdi to Kevin Puts showcases the young artists in substantial roles.

Tamzin Elliott - August 3, 2023

Opera Parallèle’s partnership with the Transgender District is a preview of the company’s plans for a deeper relationship with the community.

Nicholas Jones - August 1, 2023

A musically satisfying performance lacks dramatic coherence in West Edge Opera’s production.

Janos Gereben - July 31, 2023

The company’s reimagined Il Ducato keeps the comedy while changing the setting.

Rebecca Wishnia - July 31, 2023

West Edge Opera makes great music of two early 20th-century masterpieces.

Janos Gereben - July 25, 2023

There’s no shortage of support for up-and-coming musicians in the Bay Area, be they tomorrow’s opera stars or future concert pianists.

Steven Winn - July 25, 2023

Karina Gutiérrez’s production of Cruzar la Cara de la Luna for West Edge Opera stays true to the work’s timeless, entrancing story.

Emily Wilson - July 25, 2023

A highlight of the company’s 2023 festival will be a demanding production that pairs Erwartung and The Nightingale.

Rebecca Wishnia - July 17, 2023

Stellar performances by the young cast help make this production of Benjamin Britten’s chamber opera work.