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

Tom Jacobs - January 29, 2022

The acclaimed mezzo’s new CD debuts 17 new songs written for her during the pandemic.

Jason Victor Serinus - January 24, 2022

The mezzo’s latest recording with Kirill Kuzmin comprises new songs by 17 composers wrestling with the challenges of the current moment.

Steven Winn - January 24, 2022

The New York company is staging performances of Lesson Plan on (where else?) Zoom.

Janos Gereben - January 19, 2022

Two world premieres and several other new productions highlight an announcement full of hopeful news.

Jason Victor Serinus - January 10, 2022

A rewarding new two-disc set surveys the early works of opera’s wunderkind composer.

Richard S. Ginell - January 10, 2022

Jonas Kaufmann and Marlis Petersen shine with the Bavarian State Opera under the baton of Kirill Petrenko in this 2019 production.

Jason Victor Serinus - January 3, 2022

The 18th-century opera is delightful as ever in a recent recording led by William Christie.

Janos Gereben - January 3, 2022

The North Bay concert with conductor Thomas Conlin and soprano Othalie Graham, promises some of the greatest Wagner excerpts.

Janos Gereben - December 14, 2021

César Ulloa also announces his retirement from the program.

Janos Gereben - December 13, 2021

Based on Ezra Jack Keats’s classic children’s book, the new opera is bound to become a holiday favorite.