James Ambroff-Tahan

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…

Mommie dearest rules the house in SF Opera’s ‘Jenůfa’

San Francisco Opera has recruited two excellent sopranos for the pivotal roles…

SF Opera hits royal flush with ‘Don Carlo’

It’s been 13 years since San Francisco Opera has staged “Don Carlo,”…

40th Frameline festival tackles social justice

Even though the U.S. Supreme Court’s favorable ruling on same-sex marriage during…

SF Opera’s Carmen asks ‘Do you wanna ride in my Mercedes, boy?’

In Bizet’s “Carmen,” the title character goes through lovers like a spoiled…

Cypress String Quartet closes 20-year run with pop-up Beethoven concerts

San Francisco-based Cypress String Quartet is offering a rare treat this month,…

Girls just want to have fun in SF Opera Lab’s ‘Svadba-Wedding’

If the new SF Opera Lab were looking for a suitable candidate…

SF Opera Lab launches in intimate Taube Atrium Theater

San Francisco Opera’s new venture, called SF Opera Lab, is admittedly small.…