Review: ‘Andrea Chénier’ at SF Opera (****1/2)

by Charles Kruger Responding to the great romantic masterpieces of the likes of Verdi and Wagner, opera composers, like their literary contemporaries, turned from romance to realism, creating the movement called “opera verismo” — true-to-life opera stories, with music that emphasized character and realism. By modern standards, the masterpieces of “opera verismo” (think of Carmen or […]