Patrick Summers

San Francisco Opera’s “It’s a Wonderful Life” features Golda Schultz as Clara and William Burden as George Bailey (center), and, from left, Sarah Cambidge, Amitai Pati, Christian Pursell and Ashley Dixon as Angels First Class. (Courtesy Cory Weaver/ San Francisco Opera)

SF Opera sets holiday mood with gratifying ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

San Francisco Opera’s revised production of Jake Heggie’s opera “It’s a Wonderful…

 

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…

 

Kate Lindsey, left, and Lisette Oropesa appear in San Francisco Opera’s delightful production of "The Marriage of Figaro." COURTESYSAN FRANCISCO OPERA/CORY WEAVER

Mozart’s ‘Figaro’ a welcome return to S.F. Opera

Mozart's 1786 "The Marriage of Figaro," a masterpiece of musical theater universally …

 

AP Photo/Eric GayIn this May 5

Texas gay discrimination bill opens complex father-son split

Beau Miller and Patrick Summers have been partners for four years, but…

AP Photo/Eric GayIn this May 5
COURTESY PHOTOStellar singing: From left

'Moby-Dick' the opera brought to home port

San Francisco composer Jake Heggie's 2010 “Moby-Dick” arrived in the War Memorial…

COURTESY PHOTOStellar singing: From left
Susan Graham and David Daniels of San Francisco Opera in a file photo. (Courtesy photo)

San Francisco Opera makes old Persian tale 'Xerxes' fresh

Everything is old about Handel’s “Xerxes”: The Persian king and conqueror lived…

Susan Graham and David Daniels of San Francisco Opera in a file photo. (Courtesy photo)