San Francisco Opera

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...
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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.

Thanks Lotfi

I was personally touched by Lotfi's generousness when he took some time out of his very busy schedule in 2011 while judging the Irene Dalis Vocal Competition in San Jose to talk with Stark Insider.

San Francisco Opera Announces 2013-14 Season

A highlight of the Company’s 91st season will be the world premiere of Dolores Claiborne, a new opera based on the 1992 novel by award-winning author Stephen King.

Quintessentially American: ‘Nixon in China’ at San Francisco Opera

Soprano Hye June Lee’s coloratura aria "I am the Wife of Chairman Mao," left the audience breathless with its ferocity. For all the vocal pyrotechnics of the evening, her performance took what could have easily been a painfully long act, and transformed it into a spellbinding moment.

The Steve Silver Foundation announces Scholarship for the Arts winners

The evening opened with a mash-up of “Let Me Be Your Star” from the TV show “Smash”

2012 Schwabacher Debut Recitals at San Francisco Opera Center

Tenor Daniel Curran and bass Adam Lau with Pianist Robert Mollicone to perform works by Schubert, Bolcom, Duparc, Loewe, Tosti and Mussorgsky.

San Francisco Opera announces financial results for FY11

Again, the company posted a deficit. But there were some bright spots, including a 32.5% increase in the top line.
Manon Lescaut 1949 Jussi Björling as Chevalier des Grieux and Licia Albanese as Manon Lescaut at San Francisco Opera.

San Francisco: Jussi Bjorling Tribute Concert, November 7

Björling’s flawless vocal technique, silvery beauty of tone, have made him one of the greatest and most beloved tenors of the 20th century.