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

Emily Wilson - October 10, 2023

As he gets ready to play Lohengrin in San Francisco, O’Neill talks about his life as one of the leading Wagner tenors of his generation.

Marissa Skudlarek - October 10, 2023

Did Stephen Sondheim’s celebrated portrait of creative obsession spark ideas for composer Mason Bates and librettist Mark Campbell?

Janos Gereben - October 9, 2023

Get ready for the latest 17th-century world premiere from Céline Ricci and company.

Jim Farber - October 3, 2023

The company’s shows are always a bit of a trek but so worth it.

Jason Victor Serinus - October 2, 2023

On a new recording, the tenor demonstrates his superb vocal chops with just a bit too much restraint.

Lily O'Brien - October 2, 2023

The company is telling an all-American story in composer Carlisle Floyd’s setting of John Steinbeck’s classic novella.

Jim Farber - September 26, 2023

James Conlon’s strong, insightful direction of the singers and orchestra meets a less imaginative production.

Simon Cohen - September 26, 2023

The work, now at SF Opera, promises a deep dive into the complicated technologist, but does it weigh his character or just celebrate his legacy?

Joe Cadagin - September 26, 2023

A new recording showcases the composer’s latest opera, a dark amalgamation of two literary works.

Victoria Looseleaf - September 26, 2023

The innovative company’s latest is the sci-fi Star Choir, about colonization and what it means to be human.