Classical Music & Opera

‘Two Women’ goes from novel and film to opera

San Francisco Opera Music Director Nicola Luisotti sounds like a proud midwife,…

 

S.F. Opera’s ‘Les Troyens’ dazzles

"What joy!" were the first words the chorus sang when the curtain…

 

‘Two Women’ goes from novel and film to opera

San Francisco Opera Music Director Nicola Luisotti sounds like a proud midwife,…

 

S.F. Opera's 'Les Troyens' dazzles

"What joy!" were the first words the chorus sang when the curtain…

S.F. Symphony big on Beethoven

Beethoven is everywhere, all the time, but the San Francisco Symphony festival…

Performing arts aplenty

Dance, opera, symphonic, choral and jazz music are blooming in a season…

Supersized 'Trojans' lands on reinforced War Memorial stage

Opera director Francesca Zambello has seen the five-hour-long "Les Troyens" (“The Trojans”)…

Conrad’s 'Heart of Darkness' gets operatic treatment

British composer Tarik O'Regan is excited and thrilled about his operatic version…

John Adams stands by 'Klinghoffer'

John Adams, America’s most prominent composer since Aaron Copland, was called upon…

Sir John Eliot Gardiner finds new experiences with ancient opera

Illustrious English conductor Sir John Eliot Gardiner has been presenting the music…

Pianist Sa Chen brings her artistry to the U.S.

A musical revolution to the tune of 150 million students is happening…

'Middlemarch' goes to the opera

Creators of the first opera ever based on George Eliot’s 1874 classic…

N.Y. Phil's Glenn Dicterow plays with New Century

Although he occupied one of the most prestigious positions in the classical…

S.F. Symphony’s 104th season showcases Schumann, Sibelius

San Francisco Symphony’s 104th season announced today promises more than 200 concerts…

Jake Heggie brings full orchestra to ‘Camille Claudel’

For San Francisco’s Jake Heggie, as it was for French sculptor Camille…

New life for ‘Dead Man’ in S.F.

Composer Jake Heggie and librettist Terrence McNally, creators of the opera “Dead…

West Bay Opera’s 'Abduction' sparkles

Osmin, the bad guy in Mozart's "Abduction from the Seraglio," is a…

Opera San Jose debuts classy 'Where Angels Fear to Tread'

Twentieth-century fiction continues to provide fertile source material for contemporary opera: “Where…

Renaud Capuçon and Khatia Buniatishvili play beautiful Romantic music

From the start, violinist Renaud Capuçon and pianist Khatia Buniatishvili have had…

Duo plays Beethoven as Beethoven would have wished

Rarely does an encounter with the past forever change a musician’s relationship…