San Francisco

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

Lisa Hirsch - November 7, 2023

Rhiannon Giddens and Michael Abels’s work is bold and beautiful and couldn’t be timelier.

Lou Fancher - November 6, 2023

Into the Dark features a diverse ensemble of blind and sighted performers and will have audiences using their senses in a different way.

Jim Farber - November 6, 2023

As amazing as the opera’s score and libretto are, the production has drawn raves for Kazan’s designs in particular.

Lisa Hirsch - October 31, 2023

Opera Parallèle’s latest commission for students of all ages is a worthy work in its own right.

Josef Woodard - October 31, 2023

Sets by Ennis Harris and Mat Maneri at the Angel City Jazz Festival have plentiful cross-genre connections.

Victoria Looseleaf - October 30, 2023

The choreographer reimagines Rudyard Kipling’s characters in a world that’s been thrown into chaos by rising sea levels.

Lily O'Brien - October 28, 2023

Fayetteville, North Carolina, is the setting for Rhiannon Giddens and Michael Abels’s Pulitzer Prize-winning opera — and where Raven grew up.

Jason Victor Serinus - October 24, 2023

Mi País, a tour of classic Argentinian compositions, showcases the rich musicality of bass-baritone Federico De Michelis.

Jim Farber - October 24, 2023

The production’s superior direction by newcomer Rob Ashford makes Rossini’s much-performed opera buffa shine.

Yoshi Kato - October 24, 2023

The unpredictable composer and arranger appears on the West Coast with her curiously mixed ensemble, m_unit.