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From the Blog

December 17, 2020

Backstage with Matthew: The Beauty of Catharsis

As we come to the close of this most unique of years, I find myself craving musical connection more and more each day. Music binds us in collective experience and it allows us to delve into our emotions and find resonance outside ourselves. The Cambridge Dictionary defines catharsis as “the process of releasing strong emotions through a particular activity or experience, such as writing or theater, in a way that helps you to understand those emotions.” If there was ever a time in which we needed opera to help us process the deep emotions of life, it is this year.

December 16, 2020

Carrie-Ann Matheson and Markus Beam Lead San Francisco Opera Center Into a New Year

“What?!” Carrie-Ann Matheson’s hands are in the air. It’s mid-December, mere weeks before the celebrated pianist and vocal coach is set to take over as artistic director of the San Francisco Opera Center, and she’s just discovered something shocking about the man scheduled to lead alongside her.

December 16, 2020

Sasha Cooke’s “Sasha Sesh” Series Dives Into Size Discrimination in Opera

The first thing mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke wants you to know is that you’re not alone. The two-time Grammy winner has experienced firsthand what it is to feel scrutinized, sized up, and ultimately dismissed for how you look. She also knows what it means to internalize that criticism. So on April 25, she went on Instagram with a message.

News From the Press Room

December 16, 2020

Upcoming streaming and DEC programs

January 2021 streaming titles, Opera Aficionado composer series, and December workshops.

December 10, 2020

Sheri Greenawald awarded Opera Medal

San Francisco Opera's highest honor presented to retiring Opera Center director.

December 5, 2020

December drive-in screenings postponed

December 11 & 12 Tosca at the drive-in events postponed due to the City's stay-at-home order.