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SFCV’s writers report on topics relevant to the San Francisco area.

Jason Victor Serinus - October 13, 2014

Four new mind-boggling, jaw-dropping, ear-seducing recordings by Cecilia Bartoli, Dominque Labelle, Alice Coote, and Nathalie Stutzman give pleasure almost beyond words.

Jeff Kaliss - September 26, 2014

At the SFFCM Music Day featuring several acts in the three performance areas bubbles with enthusiasm and portends good things to come.

Jason Victor Serinus - September 24, 2014

On Sept. 23 a newly remastered 69-CD box set of Maria Callas’ entire studio discography became available from Warner Classics.

Jason Victor Serinus - September 12, 2014

The wondrous mezzo Joyce DiDonato, now at the very top of her game, sings bel canto arias to a fare-thee-well, both the rare and the familiar, the tragic and the camp.

Jeff Kaliss - September 9, 2014

On The Last Southern Gentlemen, Delfeayo Marsalis unites with his father, Ellis, on a project that encompasses his musical upbringing and training, and his view of jazz tradition.

Jason Victor Serinus - March 4, 2014

On four releases: The windswept visuals of the new DVD of Peter Grimes are real on a Britten DVD; plus: three must-hear voices, Olga Peretyatko, Meredith Monk, and Christiane Karg.

Janos Gereben - July 23, 2013
Alexander Tsymbalyuk as Calixto Bieito's Boris Godunov Photo by Wilfried Hosl
Alexander Tsymbalyuk as Calixto Bieito's Boris Godunov
Jason Victor Serinus - May 10, 2013

So unerring in the selections on Rodgers & Hammerstein At the Movies, the John Wilson Orchestra’s new disc, you will likely enjoy yourself immensely and maybe even swoon.

Lisa Hirsch - October 28, 2012

While it’s hard to explain the artistic alchemy that makes Robert Wilson and Philip Glass’s opera a success, it is surprisingly entertaining in the theater.

Jason Victor Serinus - July 18, 2012

An inspiring voice teacher speaks of the challenges and thrills he experiences with his opera-stars-to-be, at the Merola and Adler programs of S.F. Opera.