Stories about SF Opera

Power, corruption, and lust: A timely ‘Tosca’ at SF Opera

Bread and Puppet Theater veteran Shawna Lucey drew on years in Russia to direct latest staging of Puccini classic.

Arts Forecast: Soundwave’s diverse, reverberating visions

Plus: Fringe Festival, Electronic Music Festival, Bay Area Now, Opera in the Park, Oakland Pride, and more upcoming events

A hot-button ‘Ring’ at SF Opera? You bet your Brünnhilde

#MeToo, environmentalism, and deeply personal stories—director Francesca Zambello brings out the contemporary side of Wagner's epic.

In classic doc ‘Sing Faster,’ stagehands tackle epic ‘Ring Cycle’

As Wagner's bombastic masterpiece returns to SF Opera, filmmaker Jon Else's 2000 documentary highlights the humans backstage.

‘Girls of the Golden West’: a new opera’s fresh take on the Gold Rush

At the San Francisco Opera, composer John Adams and director Peter Sellars foreground the often-overlooked stories of women and people of color.