San Francisco

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

Jason Victor Serinus - January 31, 2023

A new recital album turns up a number of exciting bel canto rarities, along with familiar favorites — all beautifully sung.

Jim Farber - January 31, 2023

The opera’s latest revision, unveiled by Adams, the LA Phil, and the original cast, makes a strong case for the work.

Victoria Looseleaf - January 24, 2023

Britten’s chamber opera is brilliantly performed by students in the Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program.

Janos Gereben - January 24, 2023

Three new and recent operas are appearing in the 2023–2024 lineup, along with some favorite masterworks.

Andrew Gilbert - January 23, 2023

Memorial concerts this month celebrate the lives of two Bay Area jazzmen.

Emery Kerekes - January 23, 2023

Now a decade old, Prototype continues to introduce work that will soon reach audiences everywhere, like a winning double bill from Emma O’Halloran.

Richard S. Ginell - January 23, 2023

But it’s the Clara Schumann Piano Trio that makes this recording particularly valuable.

Jim Farber - January 19, 2023

The composer leads a thoroughly reworked version of his opera with the original soloists and the LA Phil.

Jeremy Reynolds - January 16, 2023

Even though opera companies have returned to the stage, some are continuing to experiment with serialized digital offerings.

Richard S. Ginell - January 16, 2023

The composer is far from his rock ’n’ roll roots with this recent recording of two major orchestral works.