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An ardent poet and a young noblewoman are passionately attracted, only to be separated by the turmoil of the French Revolution.

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Andrea Chénier

September 9–30, 2016

Dream of the Red Chamber

September 10–29, 2016

Don Pasquale

September 28–October 15, 2016

The Makropulos Case

October 14–29, 2016


November 5–December 6, 2016

Madame Butterfly

November 6–December 4, 2016


May 31–July 1, 2017

Don Giovanni

June 4–30, 2017

La Bohème

June 10–July 2, 2017

From the Blog

July 8, 2016

Reasons to See 2016–17

Another installment of Reasons to See, where Opera employees share their thoughts on the operas in our 2016–17 Season.

July 6, 2016

Carmen at AT&T Park: an operatic home run!

This past Saturday, over 28,000 opera and baseball fans gathered at AT&T Park to watch a free live simulcast of Carmen at Opera at the Ballpark. The San Francisco Opera social media accounts were lit up by happy fans celebrating anniversaries and birthdays, or fans who were just there to sit on the field, watch opera, and have a great time with family and friends.

June 30, 2016

Emerging Stars

Each year our stage is graced with superb operatic talent, but this season offers something completely new, thanks to the generosity of Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem: our first-ever Emerging Star of the Year Competition and Award. 

See more on the San Francisco Opera Blog.

Creating the Perfect Date Night

Three easy steps to creating a perfect night out.

Step 1:

We can help you pick the right opera.

Do you prefer political intrigues like House of Cards, or romances like The Notebook? Our friendly Box Office staff loves to help opera match make.

Step 2:

Explore dining and cocktail options.

Hayes Valley has both iconic classics and trendy new hot spots. Give yourself plenty of time to get here and book a table in advance.

Step 3:

Pre-order food and drinks for intermission.

Impress your guest(s) by pre-ordering champagne or truffles, and have them waiting for you the minute intermission begins. 

News From the Press Room

July 8, 2016

Winner of Emerging Stars Competition

Baritone Lucas Meachem named 2016 "Emerging Star of the Year" in inaugural competition.

July 7, 2016

28,000 Attend Opera at the Ballpark Simulcast

Free simulcast of Bizet's Carmen at AT&T Park draws large audience for evening of fun, food, and opera.

June 14, 2016

Adams/Sellars World Premiere In Fall 2017

Company announces commission from John Adams and Peter Sellars, Girls of the Golden West.

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