Brian Jagde

Carmen Giannattasio and Brian Jagde sing the lead roles in San Francisco Opera’s “Tosca,” the popular Puccini work that has appeared in 39 of the company’s 96 seasons.  (Courtesy Cory Weaver/ San Francisco Opera)

San Francisco Opera stages powerful, timely ‘Tosca’

It was almost exactly 95 years ago when San Francisco Opera staged…

 

Martina Sarafin and Brian Jagde opened San Francisco Opera’s 2017-18 season as the leads in the lustrous “Turandot.”  (Courtesy Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera)

Vivid, commanding SF Opera ‘Turandot’

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

 

From left, Ekaterina Semenchuk, Brian Jagde, Leah Crocetto, George Gagnidze, Raymond Aceto Anthony Reed and the San Francisco Opera Chorus appear in Verdi’s “Aida” at the War Memorial Opera House. {Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera)

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

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

 

Irene Roberts opened San Francisco Opera’s summer season with a strong performance as the title character in Bizet’s “Carmen.” (Courtesy Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera)

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…

Irene Roberts opened San Francisco Opera’s summer season with a strong performance as the title character in Bizet’s “Carmen.” (Courtesy Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera)