Category: Classical

SF Opera completes triumphant ‘Ring’ again

San Francisco Opera’s modern-set, 21st-century production of Wagner’s massive 19th-century masterwork “Der Ring des Nibelungen” concluded Sunday with a bang,…

6 days ago

Orchestra rings, drama static in SF Symphony’s ‘Boris Godunov’

With booming voices and plentiful political peril, the San Francisco Symphony’s “Boris Godunov” feels oddly unsettling. The semi-staged production of…

1 week ago

SF Opera launches ‘Ring’ with shimmering ‘Rheingold’

Fresh mixed-media effects and a strong cast set the stage for San Francisco Opera’s engaging revival of Francesca Zambello’s 2011…

2 weeks ago

New tech brings SF Opera’s ‘Ring’ revival solidly into 21st century

Opera fans from around the world, especially Richard Wagner aficionados, will flock to the War Memorial Opera House June 12-July…

2 weeks ago

Theorin replaces Herlitzius in SF Opera’s ‘Ring’

Big news from San Francisco Opera: German soprano Evelyn Herlitzius will not make her debut with the company as Brünnhilde…

2 months ago

SF Conservatory to break ground on performing arts campus

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music is expanding, to the tune of a $185 million Civic Center complex slated to…

2 months ago

M. Lamar alters consciousness in ‘Lordship and Bondage’

Over the past decade, New York-based composer, countertenor and multimedia artist M. Lamar has railed against race, class and gender…

2 months ago

SF Gay Men’s Chorus builds bridges in 40th anniversary concert

The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus is singing a particularly challenging 2016 work, “Seven Last Words of the Unarmed,” in…

3 months ago