Opera

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

Janos Gereben - May 10, 2022

Based on Pushkin’s tale of love and obsession, The Queen of Spades hasn’t had a Bay Area performance since 2007.

Jason Victor Serinus - May 3, 2022

The award-winning opera from Jeanine Tesori and Tazewell Thompson gets a stirring recording from Pentatone.

Victoria Looseleaf - April 25, 2022

The Met’s “most daring diva” talks with SFCV about her storied career, performing with her husband, and the enduring allure of My Fair Lady.

Tamzin Elliott - April 25, 2022

Adding a layer of mythology to the story offers poetic perspective but ultimately steals focus.

Janos Gereben - April 24, 2022

Frederica von Stade and Jake Heggie headline an all-star slate of performers.

Steven Winn - April 23, 2022

Handel’s complex 18th-century opera resonates with contemporary issues.

Jason Victor Serinus - April 17, 2022

The San Francisco favorite tackles some thrilling tenor repertoire on his debut album.

Catherine Womack - April 17, 2022

Baritone Nathan Gunn is the star of this new one-man work presented by LA Opera.

Steven Winn - April 12, 2022

The East Bay company stages its annual showcase of excerpts from operas in progress.

Annelies Zijderveld - April 11, 2022

Steven Spielberg isn’t the only one who wants to offer contemporary ideas through the famous American musical.