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San Francisco Opera - The Ring Video Interview

What’s Happening: The Ring at San Francisco Opera is bold, modern, and a must-see (VIDEO)

In case you missed it, Wagner's Ring is in town. San Francisco Opera is staging the German composer's epic work, The Ring of the Nibelung, once again. Given the buzz, it seems the show is one of the year's biggest and not-to be-missed.Director Francesca Zambello recently sat down with Loni...
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...