Every week, our writers take an in‐depth look at an artist, program or topic of interest to us. Spend some time with this week's classical music feature, or scroll through the extensive SFCV archive for insights in many music topics.
Listening to Mozart won’t make you smarter. Music training, though, appears to enhance language skills, according to recently reported studies.More "Music and Cognition: The Mozart Effect Revisited" »
Composer Jake Heggie and Librettist Terrence McNally team up to create Great Scott, an opera referencing bel canto works of yore, which The Dallas Opera will premiere three seasons hence.More "The Dallas Opera Announces a Major New Opera" »
2011 wasn’t a great year for Congress or the San Francisco Giants, but a tremendous year for opera, as these recordings testify. There wasn’t room to include all the contenders.More "Heard This? Best Opera and Vocal of 2011" »