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

Paul Kotapish - November 23, 2021

West Edge Opera and Earplay name five operas-in-development to highlight the annual showcase.

Steven Winn - November 23, 2021

It’s tennis on the lawn and bespoke fashion, but a strong cast communicates the heartache behind the comedy.

Jim Farber - November 22, 2021

Laurent Pelly’s whimsical production and a stellar cast make a major hit of Rossini’s familiar opera buffa.

Nicholas Jones - November 22, 2021

Carlo Pallavicino’s forgotten opera delights the ear and the eye in this contemporary restoration.

Jason Victor Serinus - November 21, 2021

Christina Pluhar leads the early-music ensemble in a tour of 17th- and 18-century Neapolitan delights.


Michael Zwiebach - November 16, 2021

Opera Parallèle’s family-friendly production is uplifting, and Marcus Shelby’s lively score is done justice by a superior cast.

Janos Gereben - November 16, 2021

The concert won’t be all memories: A premiere from composer Cava Menzies honors the outgoing chorus director.

Lisa Houston - November 15, 2021

The acclaimed soprano talks with SFCV about her dream roles, balancing her performing and professorial duties, and making kindness count.

Michael Zwiebach - November 2, 2021

The conductor was at the center of the major opera house revival of Handel’s operas, and he brings those 30 years of experience to the West Coast with Alcina.

Lou Fancher - November 2, 2021

The legendary saxophonist and composer talks about his brilliant career spent upending expectations. Iphigenia makes its West Coast premiere in February.