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

Tamzin Elliott - December 12, 2023

Opera has always been a space for gender-bending. Trans artists are trying to make it work for them.

Emery Kerekes - December 12, 2023

Both Anthony Davis’s X and Daniel Catán’s Florencia en el Amazonas are modern classics, and the Met gives them excellent productions.

Janos Gereben - December 5, 2023

The young professionals in the program take swings at big roles, with consistently exciting results.

Lisa Hirsch - December 5, 2023

Errollyn Wallen’s new opera, given its American premiere by Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, extends Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas.

Jim Farber - November 28, 2023

Derrick Wang’s funny, sharply observed one-act pairs well with Gilbert and Sullivan’s Trial by Jury.

Janos Gereben - November 27, 2023

A handful of musicians from L’elisir d’amore are doing double duty and performing in the company’s December special events.

Janos Gereben - November 21, 2023

Marin Alsop conducts a performance of The Black Mask on the 90th anniversary of the composer’s birth.

Nicholas Jones - November 21, 2023

Artistic Director Harry Bicket leads a starry cast in a performance that would have any Baroque operagoer clamoring for more.

Jason Victor Serinus - November 21, 2023

The company’s new production is a delight and very well cast.

Richard S. Ginell - November 21, 2023

Gabriela Lena Frank’s luminous and dreamlike work has its third staging in California.