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SF Opera’s ‘Girls of the Golden West’ is about the real Gold Rush

San Francisco Opera’s long record of staging works by John Adams --…

Love and talent conquer all in SF Opera’s ‘Manon’

San Francisco Opera brought back Massenet’s opera "Manon" after a 19-year absence…

Principal performances energize SF Opera ‘La Traviata’ revival

Although San Francisco Opera didn’t break new ground Saturday night opening its…

‘Elektra’ makes triumphant return to Opera House

On Saturday, San Francisco Opera opened a striking new production of Strauss’…

Vivid, commanding SF Opera ‘Turandot’

San Francisco Opera unfurled its 95th season Friday by reviving a David…

SF Jewish film fest focus: finding common ground

With more than 3,000 recorded versions, the jazz classic “Body and Soul”…

‘Allan Carr’ proves dreams come true in Hollywood

It may be debatable whether there is no business like show business,…

Artistry and love flourish in SF Opera’s ‘La Bohème’

Paris in February can be a city as chilly as it is…

Dynamic duo rules SF Opera’s ‘Don Giovanni’

Mozart’s masterpiece “Don Giovanni” makes it quite clear it’s a man’s world.…

Erwin Schrott happy to sing Leporello in The City

San Francisco Opera’s announcement that bass-baritone Erwin Schrott would replace the ailing…

SF Opera’s ‘Rigoletto’ regally holds court

Early on in “Rigoletto,” a curse befalls the title character that will…

SF Opera’s 95th season: familiar stories, timeless motifs

San Francisco Opera will tell stories of humanity, individuals, society and mythical…

SF Opera’s ‘Aida’ looks a bit like ‘Evita’

Director Francesca Zambello’s new San Francisco Opera production of “Aida” -- boasting…

Nadja Michael gives timeless performance in SF Opera’s ‘Makropulos Case’

German soprano Nadja Michael, singing the lead role of San Francisco Opera’s…

Mahan Esfahani brings modern sounds to the harpsichord

Plucky virtuoso Mahan Esfahani is seeking to change the perception that the…

SF Opera’s ‘Don Pasquale’ an uproarious delight

There’s no fool like an old fool, and few old fools endure…

SF Opera bridges East-West divide in lush ‘Dream’

The attempt to adapt a 2,400-page-plus classic novel of Chinese literature into…

Production, guillotine sharp in SF Opera’s ‘Andrea Chénier’

In Giordano’s pinnacle verismo work “Andrea Chénier,” which takes place during the…

Chinese epic gets grand opera treatment

San Francisco Opera faces a seemingly daunting challenge with its world premiere…

‘Israeli Cuisine’ an enticing treat on Jewish film fest menu

Showcasing 67 films from 15 countries, the 36th San Francisco Jewish Film…