Tag: Opera

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…

3 months ago

Scoop: Ali’s hometown joins together in prayer and celebration

Muhammad Ali’s younger brother wept, swayed to hymns and hugged anyone he could reach. He raised his hands to the…

2 years ago

Bartók’s scary ‘Duke Bluebeard’ comes to Davies Hall

Béla Bartók’s “Duke Bluebeard’s Castle” is yet another modern opera filling The City’s performance halls this summer.   Directed by…

6 years ago

Opera envisions expansion

The San Francisco Opera company is in talks to build a new rehearsal facility next to its performance headquarters in…

9 years ago

‘The Dead City’ is vibrantly alive

Eighty-eight years after its sensational premiere in Germany, Erich Korngold’s “Die Tote Stadt” (The Dead City) arrived at the San…

10 years ago

S.F. Opera’s world premiere event

“The Bonesetter’s Daughter”: On Saturday, San Francisco Opera opened their highly anticipated production of “The Bonesetter’s Daughter,” which was adapted…

10 years ago

No bones about it: 'Daughter' dazzles

“These are the things I know,” begins Amy Tan’s “The Bonesetter’s Daughter.” These are the things I know after San…

10 years ago

Amy Tan: The opera's backbone

If you are among the few who are unfamiliar with the writings of San Francisco author Amy Tan, remedy that…

10 years ago