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.
Sister Helen Prejean, composer Jake Heggie, and Opera Parallele artistic director Nicole Paiement reflect on the creation and artistic success of the opera.More "<em>Dead Man Walking</em> Has Legs and a New Production" »
The last S.F. Opera season planned by David Gockley is heavy on thrills, with an unusual double bill and a Sondheim classic.More "San Francisco Opera Announces 2015-16 Season " »
We introduce the first group of writers in SFCV’s Emerging Writer Program.More "<em>SFCV</em> Brings Emerging Writers to the Fore" »
Three recent releases confirm the excellent health of U.S. contemporary music.More "<em>Become Ocean</em> and Vistas of American Music" »
The great pianist talks about his ambitious San Francisco recital, the anxieties of recording, and making friends in the business.More "Artists On the Bench: This Week With Emanuel Ax" »
In San Francisco Opera’s understudy room, a sense of camaraderie and good humor prevails, as singers watch a production they’ve prepared to perform, but which will go on without them.More "Things You Never Knew About Being an Understudy" »
News comes that the Met's deficit is it's most serious in decades, while the S.F. Opera's is way down.More "Met Deficit Way Up, S.F. Opera Looks Good " »