With megawatts of renewable energy, the San Francisco Opera orchestra and chorus gave a memorably robust performance on the company's 90th season opening Friday. Read More
The San Francisco Opera’s 90th season opens Friday with a romantic crowd-pleaser so popular that General Director David Gockley has scheduled 12 performances. The production of Verdi’s 1851 “Rigoletto,” a sweeping melodrama of love and betrayal, is a revival of a Michael Yeargan-designed work. San Francisco Opera Music Director Nicola Luisotti (“who makes every Verdi opera he conducts into an event,” Gockley says) leads the orchestra. Read More
In Shakespeare's "Othello," the first act of more than 1,000 lines sets the scene, establishes relationships and motivation in the seminal drama about the "green-eyed monster" of jealousy.
In Verdi's "Otello," that entire act disappears, the curtain rises on a storm from which the hero emerges telling the crowd to celebrate a great victory. Read More