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Lisa Houston

Lisa Houston is a writer and classical singer. She divides her time between Berkeley and Berlin.

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Artist Spotlight
September 7, 2016

The director of San Francisco Opera’s Andrea Chénier pushes his singing actors to make every moment count.

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Artist Spotlight
June 1, 2016

The noted conductor wields the baton with the S.F. Symphony this month in a program of Britten, Mozart, and Dvořák.

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Feature Article
March 16, 2016

The new Taube Atrium Theater will host a variety of small opera and theater pieces, and its director of programming is looking to fill it with exciting surprises.

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Artist Spotlight
November 3, 2015

The renowned violinist opens up about the role music has played in his family and the role it plays in our future.

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Artist Spotlight
June 24, 2015

The soprano talks about her hectic schedule and transforming for different roles.

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Artist Spotlight
May 26, 2015

SFCV talks with the New Orleans native about S.F. Opera’s upcoming production of Les Troyens, the challenges of keeping his voice in shape, and the most heroic thing he has ever done.

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Upcoming Concert
  • First Time Concert Goer
March 20, 2015

The company will present the Baroque opera at the Exit Theater on March 27 and 28.

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Upcoming Concert
January 22, 2015

The Bay Area has as many local opera companies as microclimates. Make way for Island City Opera, which opened a well-cast Lucia di Lammermoor this past weekend.

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Artist Spotlight
December 13, 2014

The young, star-to-be soprano gives her take on “early music,” working with Mark Morris, and Handelʼs Messiah.

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Artist Spotlight
September 2, 2014

Young British phenom Benjamin Grosvenor launches the S.F. Symphony season with demanding Ravel’s Piano Concerto, promising a spellbinding evening. Good thing he has nerves of steel.

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Artist Spotlight
June 19, 2014

Before her run with the San Francisco Symphony, soprano Elza van den Heever gets candid with SFCV.

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Artist Spotlight
June 10, 2014

Mezzo Elizabeth DeShong elaborates on her understanding of Madama Butterfly's confidante, as she prepares for her S.F. Opera run in the emotionally powerful role.

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Artist Spotlight
May 20, 2014

Susanna Phillips’ star is still on the rise, and San Francisco audiences will welcome her Poulenc and Fauré on May 29 and 30, in concert with the S.F. Symphony.

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Artist Spotlight
May 19, 2014

As S.F. Opera prepares to launch its summer production of the great musical Show Boat, its director reflects on its broad relevance to the America of today.

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Artist Spotlight
April 15, 2014

A passion for connecting today’s audiences with great music of the past is the driving force behind Nicole Paiement’s rising company, Opera Parallèle.

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Artist Spotlight
March 31, 2014

The Labèque sisters are readying their latest four-hand program for San Francisco, featuring American composers, played in Katia’s and Marielle’s inimitable fashion.

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Artist Spotlight
March 12, 2014

Maya Beiser, a collaborative artist/cellist/innovator, believes strongly that music can open minds and even change lives, and works toward that end in her many ventures moving from classical to creating something new.

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Kids & Families Feature
March 4, 2014

The String Arcade, an innovative CD project, earns seed money for a new after-school music program.

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Artist Spotlight
February 14, 2014

The world-renowned viola da gambist Jordi Savall pleads for the primacy of the artist, to help avert political disaster.

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Artist Spotlight
February 5, 2014

Soyeon Kate Lee readies for a “Pianists in Paris” recital in Menlo/Atherton on Sunday.

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