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

Ilana Walder-Biesanz - October 16, 2017

The legendary singer is only one reason to see these powerful Verdi and Bizet productions.

Lou Fancher - October 14, 2017

The Parksville Murders is a new opera designed and performed for the virtual-reality environment.

Lisa Hirsch - October 3, 2017

For many, S.F. Opera’s splendid production demanded repeat viewing, reports SFCV’s own repeat attender.

Janos Gereben - September 26, 2017

Christina Major takes the demanding title role in stride.

Ilana Walder-Biesanz - September 25, 2017

Glittery sets and costumes aren’t enough to save this tired production.

Jason Victor Serinus - September 11, 2017

The much-loved, much-seen show, with its opulent designs, opens the season with a lukewarm cast.

Jason Victor Serinus - September 11, 2017

It would be a crime to miss this great cast in San Francisco Opera’s brilliant production.

Lisa Hirsch - September 5, 2017

The charming soprano sings the challenging title role in S.F. Opera’s Elektra

Janos Gereben - August 29, 2017

The all-star Sol3 Mio and stellar SFO Chorus add sparkle to the season.

Janos Gereben - August 22, 2017

Simple staging and sublime performances make the three-hour “variety show” zip by with style.