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Andrea Chénier at San Francisco Opera

Why bother having a revolution?: Andrea Chénier at San Francisco Opera

You can’t help leaving this Andrea Chénier admiring what a good job San Francisco Opera has done with a tricky piece.

A Grand Finale for the Merolini

San Francisco’s Merola Opera Program is one of the most prestigious training programs in the world for young singers. Its participants can already boast of long singing resumes and top awards, and its alumni include superstars like Anna Netrebko, Joyce DiDonato, and Thomas Hampson. The extraordinary talent displayed at...

28,000 attend San Francisco Opera ‘Carmen’ performance at AT&T Park

28,000 people. In a beautiful ball park overlooking the Bay. Enjoying the classic Carmen. By all accounts the annual "Free Opera at the Ballpark" was a smashing success. Now in its tenth year, the event features a live simulcast, beamed across town from the War Memorial Opera House. San Francisco Opera General Director David...
SF Opera David Gockley 2016

A smashing send-off for David Gockley

After ten years as the general director of San Francisco Opera, David Gockley is retiring. To chronicle his contributions to American opera would take a book, not a blog post (and in fact there is one). But the Celebrating David! gala concert on Thursday night focused on two of...
SF Opera David Gockley 2016video

San Francisco Opera to honor general director David Gockley with gala

His remarkable 45-year career comes to an end next month. But not without an operatic bang. For David Gockley it seems like a most fitting celebration. To celebrate Gockley's successful tenure as San Francisco Opera's general director for the last ten years, a gala concert Celebrating David! is being held at the...
SF Opera Lab - Triplets of Belleville Review

A swinging Belleville rendezvous at San Francisco Opera Lab

In 2004, Finding Nemo won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film. It beat out a very different finalist: the bizarre French-Québécois film The Triplets of Belleville. This near-silent movie with a swinging jazz score is an imaginative adventure set during the Tour de France. The cyclist Champion is...

Theater Picks: Cyrano, Tales of Our City, Triplets of Belleville, Colette Uncensored, Boeing Boeing, The Lion

"I think there is no world without theatre." - Edward Bond Looking for a show to see? Stark Insider is here to help. This edition of our theater and arts round-up includes new shows, some swashbuckling, mile high laughs, and a cinematic experience inside one of San Francisco's newest and most exciting...

Inside San Francisco Opera’s new $21 million theater (Video)

Opera! Join Loni Stark in a very special episode as the Stark Insider crew heads to San Francisco Opera's beautiful new space in the War Memorial Veterans Building. After a $21 million renovation, the Diane B. Wilsey Center for Opera opened earlier this year to the public, and has been receiving rave...

San Francisco Opera Announces 2014-15 Season

World premiere of Italian composer Marco Tutino’s 'La Ciociara', based on 20th-century Italian author Alberto Moravia’s novel of the same name, opens season.