San Francisco

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

Andrew Gilbert - September 6, 2023

Extravagantly talented pianists, from acknowledged masters to heralded new talent, are blooming everywhere in the Bay Area this month.

Emily Wilson - September 6, 2023

The Romanian singer, making his SF Opera debut in Il trovatore, has been well taught but also has the right tools for the trade.

Janos Gereben - September 5, 2023

The annual tradition has flagged in recent years but will be resurrected under a new name at the Presidio this weekend.

Richard S. Ginell - September 5, 2023

Dig into these recordings from almost a century ago to hear how far interpretations of this monumental composer have come.

Victoria Looseleaf - September 5, 2023

The New York City company founded by two Alvin Ailey alumni is having something of an L.A. moment.

Lou Fancher - September 5, 2023

Her latest work deals with the mixed-race experience thorough a variety of musical and movement styles.

Lev Mamuya - August 29, 2023

Josh Shaw’s clever update is of a piece with the original and has great singing to boot.

Keith Gleason - August 29, 2023

The young lyric tenor talks up the advantages of the company’s apprenticeship model as he takes on his first starring roles.

Lisa Hirsch - August 29, 2023

Mystery, haunting, and horror dominate a theatrically vivid summer from the company.

Jason Victor Serinus - August 29, 2023

The high-flying tenor sings works grounded in the poetry of the Harlem Renaissance.