John Adams

San Francisco Opera’s cast and crew rehearse “Girls of the Golden West,” a show set during the Gold Rush. (Stefan Cohen/San Francisco Opera)

SF Opera’s ‘Girls of the Golden West’ is about the real Gold Rush

San Francisco Opera’s long record of staging works by John Adams --…

 

San Francisco Ballet dancers rocked the world premiere of Benjamin Millepied’s “The Chairman Dances.” (Courtesy Erik Tomasson)

SF Ballet goes contemporary in 2017 gala

There were tutus in just two of 11 numbers in San Francisco…

 

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”…

 

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)
Retiring San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley gave soprano Renée Fleming the San Francisco Opera Medal at Thursday’s gala concert at the War Memorial Opera House. (Courtesy Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera)

Opera stars bid fun, fond farewell to David Gockley

Perhaps the best thing from “Celebrating David!” at the War Memorial Opera…

Retiring San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley gave soprano Renée Fleming the San Francisco Opera Medal at Thursday’s gala concert at the War Memorial Opera House. (Courtesy Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera)
COURTESY  PHOTOThe Berkeley Symphony program this week includes choruses from John Adams’ controversial 1991 opera “The Death of Klinghoffer” as well as Mozart’s Requiem Mass in D minor.

John Adams stands by 'Klinghoffer'

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

COURTESY  PHOTOThe Berkeley Symphony program this week includes choruses from John Adams’ controversial 1991 opera “The Death of Klinghoffer” as well as Mozart’s Requiem Mass in D minor.
COURTESY PHOTOLance Knobel is the curator of Berkeley’s “Uncharted

Berkeley's ‘Uncharted’ idea festival goes into year two

Lance Knobel, founder of the news site Berkeleyside.com, talks about “Uncharted: The…

COURTESY PHOTOLance Knobel is the curator of Berkeley’s “Uncharted
COURTESY KRISTEN LOKENThe San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra

Young musicians on the rise at SF Symphony

Donato Cabrera clearly remembers the first time he heard the San Francisco…

COURTESY KRISTEN LOKENThe San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra
COURTESY  ERIK TOMASSONSan Francisco Ballet's Yuan Yuan Tan is outstanding in “RAkU.”

Triumphant return of 'RAkU,’ exciting new ‘Strange Places’

San Francisco Ballet's Program 6 – with Yuri Possokhov's 2011 "'RAkU" and…

COURTESY  ERIK TOMASSONSan Francisco Ballet's Yuan Yuan Tan is outstanding in “RAkU.”