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Lisa Houston

Lisa Houston is a soprano and writer from Berkeley. This season she will sing Beethoven’s “Ah Perfido!” with the Kensington Symphony Orchestra.

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Artist Spotlight
September 15, 2017

The celebrated singer is in town this month for a program of Leonard Bernstein works with the S.F. Symphony.

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Artist Spotlight
June 19, 2017

There’s way too much on Luca Pisaroni’s plate, but that’s how it has to be with the baritione who takes the role of Frere Laurence in Berlioz’s Roméo e Juliette with S.F. Symphony

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Artist Spotlight
May 26, 2017

The lauded basso cantabile talks about his background, his technique, and his ongoing quest to inhabit his roles.

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Artist Spotlight
April 24, 2017

The energetic artist has time for music, politics, people and is always ready to get involved.

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Upcoming Concert
April 18, 2017

Murat Eyuboglu’s film, set to a live-performed score, brings environmental issues “upstream.”

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Artist Spotlight
March 7, 2017

The renowned soprano reflects on her influences, her favorite roles, and her plans for the future.

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Artist Spotlight
October 25, 2016

The rising star has a lot to say about the evolution of his singing, the role of critics, and the important people in his life.

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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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