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

Janos Gereben - October 1, 2015

Robert Cahen, who died Monday in his Hillsborough home at age 86, captured iconic pictures of opera singers for six decades.

Janos Gereben - September 22, 2015

The San Francisco Opera announced on Tuesday, September 22, the appointment of Matthew Shilvock as the company's next general director.

Janos Gereben - September 18, 2015

The San Francisco Opera announced on September 18 that Damrau is withdrawing from its production of Lucia.

Lisa Hirsch - September 14, 2015

Extraordinary singing by Michael Fabiano was the main reward in an otherwise uninspiring performance.

Janos Gereben - September 11, 2015

Stephanie Blythe on her upcoming role in Sweeney Todd and what she really thinks about Supertitles.

Janos Gereben - September 3, 2015

Francesca Zambello is in town again to direct S.F. Opera's Sept. 11 season-opening Luisa Miller by Verdi.

Janos Gereben - September 1, 2015

San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley created verbal fireworks in New York when he criticized George Benjamin's Written on Skin.

Lily O'Brien - June 17, 2015

A new production in San Anselmo will have plenty of unusual ideas, dancing, and even some extra music.

Jason Victor Serinus - June 5, 2015

The San Francisco Opera music director talks about music, art, and how artists are real people, too.

Jason Victor Serinus - April 7, 2015

A well-played revival makes a convincing case for a rare opera.