San Francisco

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

Jason Victor Serinus - November 15, 2022

The mezzo who portrayed Rosina despite a broken leg is now one of the finest bel canto singers of our era. Here’s where to start with her discography.

Janos Gereben - November 15, 2022

The celebrated teacher who’s trained budding singers at the SF Conservatory of Music and beyond turns 70 this year.

Jason Victor Serinus - November 15, 2022

Soprano Pretty Yende leads a winning cast that brings this beautiful new production to life.

Richard S. Ginell - November 15, 2022

For the CD’s rerelease, the violinist has jettisoned one particularly troublesome piece and also recorded a new one by Florence Price.

Jonathan Leal - November 15, 2022

SFCV chats with the genre-crossing player whose sound lies somewhere between classical, jazz, rock, and Armenian folk music.

Andrew Gilbert - November 8, 2022

The Berkeley jazz pianist introduces her new quintet in a beguiling evening at SFJAZZ.

Lily O'Brien - November 7, 2022

The star soprano, who makes her SF Opera debut this month as Violetta, says hard work is at the core of everything she does.

Richard S. Ginell - November 7, 2022

New high-profile recordings of works by Erwin Schulhoff, Mieczysław Weinberg, and Alberto Hemsi return nearly lost music to life.

Michael Zwiebach - November 1, 2022

Catherine Cook, Philip Skinner, and Dale Travis were given the SF Opera Medal for their more than three decades of inspired performances.

Jeff Kaliss - November 1, 2022

The saxophonist and longtime SFSU faculty member has carved an idiosyncratic path and brought up a new generation of players his own way.