Review: ‘Aida’ at SF Opera (****)

by Charles Kruger So, the first thing to know about “Aida” is that it is one of the most popular operas ever written, with thousands of performances, all over the world. In terms of spectacle, story, sweep, and grandeur it is the very definition of “opera” — from its most sublime to its most silly. […]

Review: ‘Luisa Miller’ at SF Opera (***)

by Charles Kruger Rating: ***** Although Verdi, is of course, one of the towering giants of the operatic repertoire, Luisa Miller is a lesser work, best known for being a transitional piece that introduces Verdi’s “middle period” of masterpieces, including the much better known and well-loved “Rigoletto” and “La Traviata.” Although it does not boast […]