San Francisco

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

Janos Gereben - September 3, 2015

Francesca Zambello is in town again to direct S.F. Opera's Sept. 11 season-opening Luisa Miller by Verdi.

Janos Gereben - September 1, 2015

San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley created verbal fireworks in New York when he criticized George Benjamin's Written on Skin.

Jeff Kaliss - July 23, 2015

Acoustician Sam Berkow talks about what it takes to tune up the venue’s sound system.

Jeff Kaliss - June 30, 2015

The celebrated singer talks about singing with a full orchestra for the first time in her career.

Lily O'Brien - June 17, 2015

A new production in San Anselmo will have plenty of unusual ideas, dancing, and even some extra music.

Jason Victor Serinus - June 5, 2015

The San Francisco Opera music director talks about music, art, and how artists are real people, too.

Jason Victor Serinus - April 7, 2015

A well-played revival makes a convincing case for a rare opera.

Lily O'Brien - March 10, 2015

Local composer Allan Shearer and his librettist Claudia Stevens have taken one strand of a great novel and brought it to the operatic stage.

Jason Victor Serinus - March 4, 2015

An intrepid singer finds a long-lost Venetian Baroque opera and brings it to performance.

Jeff Kaliss - December 19, 2014

Branford Marsalis as you’ve never heard him before, on solo saxophone, in a ranging program of styles, in the cavernous, holy confines of Grace Cathedral.