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

Janos Gereben - November 23, 2015

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, the longest opera in the standard repertoire, runs nearly six hours. How do the musicians get through that every night?.

Janos Gereben - November 10, 2015

Festival Opera puts Gustav Holst’s rare one-act Savitri together with Jack Perla’s River of Light, which premiered at Houston Grand Opera last year.

Lou Fancher - November 9, 2015

SFCV talks to the soprano about her roles, her time as an Adler Fellow, and her growth as a performer.

Janos Gereben - October 28, 2015

Russian soprano Albina Shagimuratova will replace Nadine Sierra as Lucia in the S.F. Opera production of Lucia di Lammermoor.

Janos Gereben - October 13, 2015

​For the first time in the nearly four-decade-long history of the San Francisco Opera's Adler Fellowship a couple has been selected for the program.

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.