Don't Miss San Francisco Opera's 'The Marriage of Figaro'Bass-baritone Michael Sumuel, who plays Figaro, and soprano Nicole Heaston, who plays the Countess, talk to BR host Jan Mabry about this highly-entertaining opera about lust, power gossip and weddings.
Opera Diva Jessye Norman Dies, At 74Opera great Jessye Norman has died. She was 74.
Los Angeles Opera Investigating Placido Domingo Harassment Claims After San Francisco Cancels ConcertLos Angeles Opera says it will immediately open a ‘thorough and independent investigation’ into allegations of sexual harassment against the opera star Placido Domingo, the company’s general director.
Don't Miss Mezzo Soprano J'Nai Bridges In SF Opera's 'Carmen'Since Georges Bizet's opera 'Carmen' debuted more than a century ago, so many African American divas have taken on the title role of the sexy seductress. Her latest incarnation is mezzo soprano, J'Nai Bridges.
San Francisco Opera Removes Singer Accused of Sex AssaultThe San Francisco Opera says it has removed countertenor David Daniels from an upcoming production of Handel's "Orlando" due to sexual assault allegations against the singer.
A 7-Eleven Is Blasting Opera Music To Stop Crime & LoiteringThe Jacksonville convenience store has reportedly been blasting the classical tunes for three weeks in the hopes of encouraging unwanted guests to leave the area.
Techno-Infused Opera About Steve Jobs Gets Bay Area BackersA techno-infused opera about the life of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has earned the financial backing of opera companies in San Francisco and Seattle, ensuring the musical meditation...
'Game Of Thrones' Season Premiere To Debut At San Francisco's War Memorial Opera HouseSan Francisco set up for a star studded event that will draw thousands of Game of Thrones fans to the War Memorial Opera House Monday.
Review: San Francisco Opera's 'The Gospel Of Mary Magdelene'San Francisco Opera is currently staging the world premiere of "The Gospel of Mary Magdalene" by composer-librettist Mark Adamo.
SF Opera Gambles On 'Gospel Of Mary Magdalene'Composer Mark Adamo was looking for a more ambitious project to tackle when he happened upon a magazine article about Mary Magdalene...
'Rigoletto' Opens San Francisco Opera's 90th SeasonSan Francisco Opera opened its 90th season this week with back-to-back, double-cast performances of Verdi's great thriller "Rigoletto," a dark tale...
About the Bay: San Francisco Man Translates Opera for the MassesIt's anybody's guess exactly how many opera fans there are out there, but it's a safe bet to assume most people consider it a bore. Part of the problem, perhaps, is that it's often hard to understand what the performer is saying - or singing.
Best Budget Cultural Events In San FranciscoThere's no need to sit home or miss out the culture San Francisco has to offer, even if you’re on a budget.
San Francisco Gives Jazz A Place Alongside Other Centers Of High CultureCrews broke ground Friday on the nation’s first stand-alone jazz concert hall, a state-of-the-art performance center that will stand beside established venues for the symphony, opera and ballet.
Opera Singer Fights Cancer, Returns To Bay Area StageTalk about hitting a high note. A mezzo-soprano has beaten the medical odds, surviving and finding the value of friendship and love in the process.