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

Janos Gereben - October 3, 2022

Dialogues of the Carmelites premiered on the West Coast more than 60 years ago and returns this season.

Michael Zwiebach - October 3, 2022

The company is rolling out productions drawing heavily on iconic popular culture.

Janos Gereben - September 27, 2022

A couple of shining performances stand out in this production that just doesn’t seem to get Tchaikovsky’s grandeur.

Victoria Looseleaf - September 23, 2022

The Schindler House celebrates the artist and muse of this Los Angeles landmark.

Richard S. Ginell - September 20, 2022

Changing the setting of Donizetti’s opera adds a conceptual layer that enhances a cherished score.

Molly Colin - September 19, 2022

Get the history behind Robert Carsen’s production of Eugene Onegin, which has traveled to stages around the world since its 1997 premiere.

Lisa Hirsch - September 12, 2022

Hollywood glamour and Shakespearean politics mix thrillingly in the world premiere of John Adams’s opera.

Janos Gereben - September 12, 2022

A quartet of star singers — Nadine Sierra, Pene Pati, Lucas Meachem, and Michael Fabiano — are back to celebrate the company’s centennial season.

Victoria Looseleaf - September 10, 2022

The tenor sings Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor starting this month, and he shares the special chemistry he has with the company.

Lisa Hirsch - September 7, 2022

Many of the most memorable performances of the last century were given by a different singer than the one initially planned.