Sunday, May 16, 2021

Tag: SF Opera

SF Opera returns—with a lakeside, drive-in production of ‘Barber of Seville’

Director Matthew Ozawa reflects on his art form's new normal: “Sometimes it gets cold at night, and there’s a lovely duck that loves to say hello.”

Arts Forecast: A power-packed Hip-Hop Dancefest, Britex sign returns, more

Viral Dwellings, Crazy Funny Asians, Drive-In "La Bohéme," Legends of the Rave, Native American Drag Queen Story Hour... lots to do!

Arts Forecast: We can do this!

We may be going through tough times, but we're still producing the art, music, culture, deep inquiry, and joy that continue to sustain us. It feels like organizations are...

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

Shawna Lucey has strong feeling about Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca, which she directs for the San Francisco Opera October 3-30.  “It’s the perfect opera,” she said. “It’s so taut and the drama...

Arts Forecast: Soundwave’s diverse, reverberating visions

ARTS FORECAST The biennial Soundwave festival (Sat/8-October 26) is one of those incredible Bay Area experiences that really connects music and performance with the feeling and history of life here:...

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

ALL EARS With great art comes great baggage. And quite possibly no work comes with greater baggage than Richard Wagner's epic Ring Cycle (opening at SF Opera Tue/12 and...

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

Filmmaker Jon Else,whose 2000 documentary, Sing Faster, about the stagehands working on Richard Wagner’s epic The Ring Cycle at the San Francisco Opera, didn’t used to be an opera fan....

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

ALL EARS After two decades of well-worn Gold Rush metaphors about Silicon Valley, we're long overdue for a fresh take on a time period calcified in most peoples' minds as...