Review: SF Opera presents Engelbert Humperdinck’s ‘Hansel & Gretel’ Performed in English (****1/2)

by Charles Kruger Engelbert Humperdinck’s ‘Hansel & Gretel’ is the perfect operatic example of a one hit wonder. Humperdinck is known for nothing else. So what? ‘Hansel & Gretel’ is a marvel, an opera so popular that it has been in performance, without interruption, and no lag in reputation, for more than a century. The […]

Review: “The Future Is Now: The 2018 Adler Fellows Concert” presented by San Francisco Opera (*****)

by Jesse Seguin On Sunday Decmeber 8th, Herbst Theatre hosted SF Opera’s annual Adler Fellows Concert, “The Future Is Now.” This celebrated event is the final performance of the Adler Fellowship program, a renowned multi-year residence program in partnership with the San Frncisco Opera. The Adler Fellowship program cultivates the youngest and brightest talent in […]