Francesca Zambello

San Francisco Opera's blazing finale of Wagner’s “Die Walküre” with Iréne Theorin as Brünnhilde and Greer Grimsley as Wotan is a highlight of the 2018 "Ring" Cycle. (Courtesy Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera)

SF Opera completes triumphant ‘Ring’ again

San Francisco Opera’s modern-set, 21st-century production of Wagner’s massive 19th-century masterwork “Der…

 

San Francisco Opera kicked off a series of three contemporary-set “Ring” cycles with "Das Rheingold.” (Courtesy Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera)

SF Opera launches ‘Ring’ with shimmering ‘Rheingold’

Fresh mixed-media effects and a strong cast set the stage for San…

 

San Francisco Opera’s revival of Wagner’s “Ring” begins with technological advances in Das Rheingold,” the first work in the cycle. (Courtesy Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera)

New tech brings SF Opera’s ‘Ring’ revival solidly into 21st century

Opera fans from around the world, especially Richard Wagner aficionados, will flock…

 

Summer Zervos, who said Donald Trump made unwanted advances including kissing her on the lips, filed a defamation suit against Trump, calling for him to retract his statement saying she lied.  (irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Scoop: ‘Apprentice’ contestant sues Trump for defamation

Donald Trump’s sexual indiscretions are making news again. On Tuesday, former “Apprentice”…

Summer Zervos, who said Donald Trump made unwanted advances including kissing her on the lips, filed a defamation suit against Trump, calling for him to retract his statement saying she lied.  (irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Composer John Adams, left, and librettist-director Peter Sellars are working on San Francisco Opera’s world premiere “Girls of the Golden West.” (Courtesy Scott Wall)

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

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

Composer John Adams, left, and librettist-director Peter Sellars are working on San Francisco Opera’s world premiere “Girls of the Golden West.” (Courtesy Scott Wall)
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…

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)
San Francisco Opera opened its 2015-16 season with excellent performances by Leah Crocetto and Michael Fabiano in “Luisa Miller."  (Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera)

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

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

San Francisco Opera opened its 2015-16 season with excellent performances by Leah Crocetto and Michael Fabiano in “Luisa Miller."  (Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera)
Second-chance love: Thomas Hampson and Melody Moore sing the roles of Rick and Susan Rescorla in San Francisco Opera’s world premiere of Christopher Theofanidis’ “Heart of a Soldier.” (Courtesy photo)Second-chance love: Thomas Hampson and Melody Moore sing the roles of Rick and Susan Rescorla in San Francisco Opera’s world premiere of Christopher Theofanidis’ “Heart of a Soldier.” (Courtesy photo)

San Francisco Opera tackles contemporary theme with 'Heart of a Soldier'

“Here he comes again with another CNN opera,” San Francisco Opera General…

Second-chance love: Thomas Hampson and Melody Moore sing the roles of Rick and Susan Rescorla in San Francisco Opera’s world premiere of Christopher Theofanidis’ “Heart of a Soldier.” (Courtesy photo)Second-chance love: Thomas Hampson and Melody Moore sing the roles of Rick and Susan Rescorla in San Francisco Opera’s world premiere of Christopher Theofanidis’ “Heart of a Soldier.” (Courtesy photo)