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

Janos Gereben - May 31, 2023

Four contemporary operas will be on the boards in 2023–2024 at San Francisco’s most adventurous company.

Janos Gereben - May 31, 2023

Two exhibitions, at San Francisco International Airport and the Museo Italo Americano, explore an essential cultural connection.

Molly Colin - May 31, 2023

Director Peter Sellars helms the concert version of the opera at the SF Symphony, with Esa-Pekka Salonen conducting.

Steven Winn - May 30, 2023

The South Bay company tests its mettle in the composer’s youthful, turbulent work.

Janos Gereben - May 30, 2023

The long-awaited premiere of Matthew Welch’s Tomorrow’s Memories, drawn from the writings of a young Filipina immigrant, is set for June.

Tom Jacobs - May 30, 2023

The in-demand conductor is resigning from his position at the Paris Opera after just two seasons.

Lily O'Brien - May 30, 2023

The Swedish soprano returns to SF Opera to tackle the challenging character of the Dyer’s Wife in Die Frau ohne Schatten.

Rebecca Wishnia - May 26, 2023

The Seattle organization brilliantly realizes a double bill of operas about the Holocaust by composer Jake Heggie.

Simon Cohen - May 23, 2023

Stranger Love, a monumental new opera by Dylan Mattingly, astonishes in its premiere at the LA Phil.

Janos Gereben - May 23, 2023

Die Frau ohne Schatten had its U.S. premiere in San Francisco and is a complicated piece to bring to the stage.