The FIRST-EVER horror opera series for virtual reality has officially arrived!  Opera on Tap (a non-profit with a mission to expose new audiences to opera by performing it in alternative venues) has produced The Parksville Murders, an immersive and spine-chilling experience that combines film, technology, and opera. Recently, we sat down with four of the creators…

This week the San Francisco Symphony held their first ever Oktoberfest at the Davis Symphony Hall! Before the performance began, we had the opportunity to attend their speakeasy VIP biergarten. We called it a “speakeasy” because each VIP guest was escorted through a secret passage backstage that didn’t seem like much until you reached a…

This month, the San Francisco Opera rolled out the red carpet to celebrate their 95th season with a radiant performance of Turandot. Most famous for the memorable piece Nessun Dorma, this opera was the perfect choice for an Opening Night Gala. The music was mesmerizing and the staging and costumes were absolutely remarkable! When the…

Do you know what an OOVE is? We didn’t either. That is until we met with composer Nathaniel Stookey who told us about this brand new instrument that inspired his new piece called YTTE (Yield To Total Elation). The OOVE was made by a friend of his, Oliver DiCicco who has a workshop in San…

La Bohéme has always been on of my favorite operas because I’m in LOVE with the Broadway production Rent! Did you know that Rent was based on Giacomo Puccini’s opera?? Yes, there are a few differences (okay, maybe a lot) but Jonathan Larson created Rent because he wanted to update the setting and story of…