Tag: David Gockley

Opera stars bid fun, fond farewell to David Gockley

Perhaps the best thing from “Celebrating David!” at the War Memorial Opera House on Thursday was news that beloved San…

2 years ago

S.F. Opera’s 94th season reaches out to new opera-goers

San Francisco Opera will offer new productions -- including a world premiere tailor-made to draw attendance from the Bay Area’s…

3 years ago

Scoop: Sean Penn sues Lee Daniels for defamation

Sean Penn is lashing back at “Empire” creator Lee Daniels, to the tune of a $10 million defamation lawsuit, for…

3 years ago

S.F. Opera allures with ‘Luisa Miller,’ ‘Sweeney Todd’

On Saturday, a thoroughly bloody affair supplanted Friday’s tragic affair at San Francisco Opera’s first production of “Sweeney Todd.” Unlike…

3 years ago

‘Two Women’ goes from novel and film to opera

San Francisco Opera Music Director Nicola Luisotti sounds like a proud midwife, talking about this week’s world premiere of “Two…

3 years ago

David Gockley to exit S.F. Opera with big 2015-16 season

San Francisco Opera's 2015-16 season, announced today by General Director David Gockley, features 10 productions – premieres, novelties, beloved war…

4 years ago

Acclaimed S.F. Opera boss to depart

Known around the world as a (soft-spoken) lion among art managers, S.F. Opera general director David Gockley announced his retirement…

4 years ago

Heroines sing out in SF Opera fall season

Heroines and divas have always been an essential component of opera's firmament, but San Francisco Opera's 92nd season, opening Friday,…

4 years ago