San Francisco Opera Performs a Drive-In 'Barber of Seville' at Marin CenterSixteen months ago, the San Francisco Opera closed their curtains. Friday night was the company's first performance in front of a live audience since December 2019 but that audience stayed safely and comfortably in their cars.
San Francisco Opera Moves Costume Sale Online to Raise Funds for Opera House StaffFor the first time in six years -- and the first time ever virtually -- the San Francisco Opera hosted an online costume sale offering more than 500 items of adult and child ensembles to benefit the cast and crew of the War Memorial Opera House.
San Francisco Opera Cancels Fall 2020 Season Over Coronavirus PandemicThe San Francisco Opera announced Tuesday that it has canceled its fall 2020 season because of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
San Francisco Opera Cancels 2020 Summer Season Due To COVID-19 PandemicDue to the shelter in place order, performances from June 7 through July 3 at the War Memorial Opera House, are canceled, according to a statement. on Tuesday.
Nutcracker-Inspired San Francisco Ballet Class Brings New Hope To Parkinson's PatientsA new class of dancers is inspired by Tchaikovsky's music from the holiday classic "Nutcracker." But, instead of defeating the Mouse King, they are fighting against a serious degenerative neurological condition.
San Francisco Opera Names Eun Sun Kim As First Female Music DirectorThe San Francisco Opera has named conductor Eun Sun Kim its new music director, ushering the first woman into the job in the company's history.
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.
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.
San Francisco, Philly Operas Drop Plácido Domingo Following Accusations Of Sexual HarassmentThe San Francisco Opera said Tuesday it is canceling a Plácido Domingo concert scheduled for October after a report detailing sexual harassment allegations against the opera legend over the last three decades.
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.
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...
Guide To The San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts CenterAt San Francisco's Civic Center, culture, history and government intersect. Like so much in San Francisco, the area literally rose from the ashes of the 1906 Great Earthquake and Fire which destroyed City Hall and 80 percent of the city. Today, the San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center is a collection of neoclassical buildings to house the city's internationally renowned performance companies.
Best San Francisco Theater Productions Of 2013These were some of the wonderful theatrical performances that came our way in 2013.
Review of San Francisco Opera's 'Barber of Seville'In San Francisco Opera's new production of "The Barber of Seville,'' the last on the fall 2013 roster, the stage explodes with...
Patricia Racette To The Rescue At San Francisco OperaFor Patricia Racette, this was already shaping up as a memorable year at the San Francisco Opera, then, suddenly, along came "Dolores Claiborne"