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Tagged with: SF Opera

‘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

‘Il Trovatore’ offers vengeful bloodlust, mystic kidnappers, and a sprint to the finish

SF Opera's new production of Verdi's overstuffed, time-jumping, ethnically problematic opera goes for the entertainment factor

SF Opera’s ‘Frida y Diego’ was a bold step into another world

The company's first main-stage work by a woman composer and first in Spanish made the real world seem magical

Striking visuals counter dated plot in ‘Die Frau ohne Schatten’ at SF Opera

Cast tackles challenging arias, but thank goddess we've moved on from 1919 in portraying gender roles.

SF Opera dazzles with new ‘La Traviata,’ ‘Orpheus and Eurydice’ productions

Centennial season swings for the fences—and freshens up two traditional classics.

Seeing ‘La Traviata’ anew, through the lens of a feminist reckoning

Shawna Lucey's production at SF Opera focuses on courtesan Violetta's agency to control her own life and decisions.

Going hard for the Bard: SF Opera’s jaw-dropping ‘Antony and Cleopatra’

John Adams' latest transports Shakespeare to 1930s Europe—and set designer Mimi Lien nearly steals the show

SFFILM fest brings news of the world, from Ukraine terror to volcanic eruptions of love

Llama-herding Bolivian elders, poisoned Russian dissident, little shell with shoes on, Afrofuturistic 'Neptune' trip, more at 65th edition