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SF Opera tackles mass shootings and class privilege in ‘Innocence’

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When is a flute not a flute? SF Opera’s ‘Magic Flute’ pipes a wild tune

A blizzard of visual distractions—welcome, overwhelming—marks Suzanne Andrade's cinematic production.

At SF Ballet, two very different sides of ‘British Icons’

Notoriously difficult, dissimilar pieces by Kenneth MacMillan and Frederick Ashton showed the company's versatility

‘Mere Mortals’ drowns its provocative beauty in noise and lights

SF Ballet takes on the promise/threat of Artificial Intelligence, but the digital onslaught is all too much.

The best (and the rest) on local stages in 2023

A wealth of productions highlighted the vitality of Bay Area theater in a year of protest and continued pandemic.

Our top stories of 2023, from Dianne Feinstein to Japanese sandos

Your support helped us produce 1100 stories this year, showing an unmatched breadth of news, arts, and cultural coverage

SF Opera’s ‘The Elixir of Love’ presents case for resuscitating problematic ‘classics’

'Nice guy' trope and love drugs aside, are you drinking the potion?

‘Omar’ is pretty to look at, but opera treats slavery with kid gloves

New work by Rhiannon Giddens and Michael Abels traces the tempestuous life of enslaved African scholar Omar ibn Said.

A man, a plan, a swan: SF Opera’s ‘Lohengrin’ shimmers despite Wagner’s bloat

Striking sets, strong company, and excellent conducting by Eun Sun Kim enliven this epic journey through German folklore.

In SF Opera’s ‘The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs,’ a dial-up portrait of a complex Goliath

The trademark jeans and turtleneck are there, but details are as thin as an iPhone in new opera