San Francisco

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

Victoria Looseleaf - May 15, 2022

Peter Wing Healey’s opera takes inspiration from Jane Jacobs’s ideas about city-building, a Shinto myth, and even Marie Antoinette’s fabled oak.

Victoria Looseleaf - May 15, 2022

The downhome diva talks with SFCV about the challenges of mastering the title role in Verdi’s timeless opera and why it’s still relevant today.

Peter Feher - May 10, 2022

The group’s performances this weekend are dedicated to local composer and longtime supporter Aurelio de la Vega.

Janos Gereben - May 10, 2022

Based on Pushkin’s tale of love and obsession, The Queen of Spades hasn’t had a Bay Area performance since 2007.

Emily Wilson - May 9, 2022

The famed choreographer unveils a new collaborative work at YBCA May 13–22. It’s another opportunity for seeking truth, he says.

Richard S. Ginell - May 9, 2022

The composer/pianist/singer teams up with electronic musician Sam Pluta to explore the intersection of music and text.

Janice Berman - May 6, 2022

Frances Chung is spectacular in a redemptive and breathtaking third act.

Tom Jacobs - May 3, 2022

The multitalented musician is still one of the bestselling classical recording artists. Here are some of the most exciting moments from a long media trail.

Jason Victor Serinus - May 3, 2022

The award-winning opera from Jeanine Tesori and Tazewell Thompson gets a stirring recording from Pentatone.

Andrew Gilbert - May 2, 2022

Ravi Coltrane and his crack band bring the audience to its feet with sparkling renditions of music composed by his legendary parents.