Posted inArts & Entertainment

Review: SF Opera’s world premiere of John Adams’ ‘Antony and Cleopatra’ is driven by passion

When San Francisco Opera commissioned Berkeley composer John Adams to write an opera for its hundredth season, Adams went to Shakespeare for inspiration and chose one of the fieriest love stories of all time, “Antony and Cleopatra.” Passion and the clash of ancient civilizations — love and war — the stuff of which great opera is made.