Opera

Composer-conductor Matthew Aucoin, center, and cast and instrumentalists rehearse “The No One’s Rose,” which premieres Aug. 25 in Stanford’s Bing Concert Hall.<ins> (Courtesy Or Schraiber)</ins>

Delay makes ‘The No One’s Rose’ premiere all the more poignant

Matthew Aucoin’s multi-genre contemporary opera takes on new meaning in pandemic era

 

Ailyn Pérez as Tosca and Michael Fabiano as Cavaradossi are excellent in Puccini’s “Tosca,” the opening production of San Francisco Opera’s 99th season. (Courtesy Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera)

SF Opera returns to War Memorial with fittingly impassioned ‘Tosca’

Music director Eun Sun Kim debuts, lead singers emotional in first pandemic-era live production

 

Alexander V. Nichols’ magnificent set replicates the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco Opera’s presentation of “The Barber of Seville” at Marin Center in San Rafael. (Courtesy Stefan Cohen/San Francisco Opera)

San Francisco Opera’s clever ‘Barber’ lights up the drive-in

Company brings back live shows with satisfying, high-tech production

 

Stanislav Trofimov sings the title role in San Francisco Symphony’s “Boris Godunov.” (Courtesy Cory Weaver)

Orchestra rings, drama static in SF Symphony’s ‘Boris Godunov’

With booming voices and plentiful political peril, the San Francisco Symphony’s “Boris…

Stanislav Trofimov sings the title role in San Francisco Symphony’s “Boris Godunov.” (Courtesy Cory Weaver)
Parishioner Gail Smith prays against the backdrop of a mural during a service at King Solomon Missionary Baptist Church where Muhammad Ali's father worshipped and where Ali would occasionally accompany him, Sunday in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Scoop: Ali’s hometown joins together in prayer and celebration

Muhammad Ali’s younger brother wept, swayed to hymns and hugged anyone he…

Parishioner Gail Smith prays against the backdrop of a mural during a service at King Solomon Missionary Baptist Church where Muhammad Ali's father worshipped and where Ali would occasionally accompany him, Sunday in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Courtesy PhotoBéla Bartók’s “Duke Bluebeard’s Castle” is yet another modern opera filling The City’s performance halls this summer.

Bartók’s scary ‘Duke Bluebeard’ comes to Davies Hall

Béla Bartók’s “Duke Bluebeard’s Castle” is yet another modern opera filling The…

Courtesy PhotoBéla Bartók’s “Duke Bluebeard’s Castle” is yet another modern opera filling The City’s performance halls this summer.

S.F. Opera’s world premiere event

“The Bonesetter’s Daughter”: On Saturday, San Francisco Opera opened their highly anticipated…

No bones about it: 'Daughter' dazzles

“These are the things I know,” begins Amy Tan’s “The Bonesetter’s Daughter.”…

Amy Tan: The opera's backbone

If you are among the few who are unfamiliar with the writings…