San Francisco

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

Jason Victor Serinus - October 11, 2021

The soprano collaborates with Yannick Nézet-Séguin in a set of songs about humanity and the natural world.

Janos Gereben - October 11, 2021

A new era of hybrid performances makes viewing live opera possible for those staying home.

Victoria Looseleaf - October 11, 2021

The lauded soprano talks about working with Dudamel and her upcoming gigs with the LA Phil.

Nicholas Jones - October 11, 2021

The legendary (if apocryphal) rivalry leaps off the screen in a gripping digital production featuring Simon Barrad and Sidney Outlaw.

Michael Zwiebach - October 5, 2021

Conductor Marin Alsop extends her Leonard Bernstein project with a joyous, buoyant recording of Candide with the London Symphony.

Lou Fancher - October 5, 2021

Following the whirlwind of revelations, allegations, and promises of reform, we ask opera insiders about the state of the art since the rise of #MeToo, BLM, and the pandemic.

Andrew Gilbert - October 4, 2021

At just a fifth its prepandemic size, the world’s premier jazz gathering provides a deeper, more focused musical experience.

Jason Victor Serinus - October 4, 2021

The baritone’s solo album imbues Americana with a heavy dose of sentimentality.

Josef Woodard - October 4, 2021

The “first mariachi opera” resonates with timely themes and timeless sentimentality.

Michael Zwiebach - September 28, 2021

The Bay Area musician collaborates with choreographer Christy Funsch on an ambitious dance project.