Composer John Adams, whose adaptation of Antony and Cleopatra receives its world premiere opening San Francisco Opera's season, speaks with F. Paul Driscoll about the draw of Shakespeare's characters, late-in-the-game cast changes and how American popular music has influenced his own compositional voice.
F. Paul Driscoll chats with director David McVicar about staging verismo works, the subtle ways he helps singers embody their characters onstage and what Britain's disastrous arts cuts augur for those who love opera.
F. Paul Driscoll speaks with Lincoln Center Theater's André Bishop about his approach to developing new plays, LCT's reexamination of the classic musical canon and why he believes the moment is right to revive Thornton Wilder's extraordinary The Skin of Our Teeth.
F. Paul Driscoll speaks with Canadian-Ukrainian conductor Keri-Lynn Wilson about the creation of the Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra, making art in times of war and the ensemble's ambitious tour of Europe and the United States this summer.
Matthew Shilvock, general director at San Francisco Opera, speaks with F. Paul Driscoll about celebrating the company's centennial with world premieres and revivals and how SFO is opening its doors to facilitate a broader sense of community.