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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.…

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

San Francisco Opera will offer new productions -- including a world premiere…

S.F. Opera rises to occasion in ‘Fall of the House of Usher’

Though it may seem counterintuitive that a hoary American short story should…

S.F. Opera captures majesty of ‘Meistersinger’

Wagner’s “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg” is perhaps the most quintessentially nationalistic of…

S.F. Opera stages mystical ‘Magic Flute’

Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” is filled with allegorical elements that deftly disguised…

San Francisco Opera sets the right mood for ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’

After San Francisco Opera opened its 2015-16 season with “Luisa Miller,” in…

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

On Saturday, a thoroughly bloody affair supplanted Friday’s tragic affair at San…

‘Raise the Roof’ among highlights at Jewish Film Festival

The creative and artistic contributions of the Jewish people, their history and…

Sports in focus at Frameline39

Professional and collegiate sports are woven into the fabric of American society,…