Category: Classical

San Francisco Opera triumphs with regal ‘Roberto Devereux’

San Francisco Opera has staged Donizetti’s “Roberto Devereux” just once, in 1979, but on Saturday, a new, glorious, instantly memorable…

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‘Cavalleria Rusticana,’ ‘Pagliacci’ stir emotions at War Memorial Opera House

San Francisco Opera unveiled its 96th season Friday with a satisfying production, new to the War Memorial Opera House, of…

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Violin greats join SF Symphony for 2018 gala

When maestro Michael Tilson Thomas announced “quite a lineup of fiddle players” at the Davies Hall gala opening concert of…

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Merola singers skillfully advance in ‘Rake’s Progress’

Nothing is as it seems in Igor Stravinsky’s “The Rake’s Progress,” presented by Merola Opera Program at the San Francisco…

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Donna Missal breaks out with ‘Keep Lying’

Donna Missal was a toddler when her renowned record producer father Steve Missal closed up New York shop and moved…

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Lots of pop in summer with the SF Symphony

It might even be better than Sensurround: The original “Star Wars” trilogy is coming Davies Symphony Hall, boasting the talent…

3 months ago

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,…

3 months 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…

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