Wagner

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…

 

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…

 

Baritone James Rutherford, fourth from left, is excellent as Hans Sachs in San Francisco Opera’s “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg.” (Courtesy Cory Weaver/S.F. Opera)

S.F. Opera captures majesty of ‘Meistersinger’

Wagner’s “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg” is perhaps the most quintessentially nationalistic of…

Baritone James Rutherford, fourth from left, is excellent as Hans Sachs in San Francisco Opera’s “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg.” (Courtesy Cory Weaver/S.F. Opera)
Courtesy PhotoReally big show: San Francisco Opera will open its 2013-14 season in September with Arrigo Boito’s magnificent 1868 work “Mefistofele.”

San Francisco Opera opens 2013 season with huge ‘Mefistofele’

Grand spectaculars of opera and musical theater are on tap for the…

Courtesy PhotoReally big show: San Francisco Opera will open its 2013-14 season in September with Arrigo Boito’s magnificent 1868 work “Mefistofele.”
Brandon Jovanovich in "Lohengrin."Brandon Jovanovich in "Lohengrin."

‘Lohengrin’ gives opera rock ’n’ roll intensity

“Lohengrin,” Richard Wagner’s ultra-romantic 1850 work, has returned to the War Memorial…

Brandon Jovanovich in "Lohengrin."Brandon Jovanovich in "Lohengrin."

San Francisco Opera’s ‘Ring’ is a golden achievement

When San Francisco Opera completed the first of three cycles of Richard…

San Francisco Opera's ‘Siegfried’ here, ‘Ring’ not far behind

In a musically superb production, San Francisco Opera premiered the third of…

Forging a masterpiece with magic fire

San Francisco Opera's new production of Richard Wagner's "Die Walküre," which opened…

‘Ring’ saga of greed to make The City richer

Richard Wagner’s “The Ring of the Nibelung” is the Mount Everest of…