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Cultures clash when a trusting young girl marries an American naval officer.

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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


Through myth we find humanity. From the birth of nature to the fall of the gods and the dawn of a new age, the most monumental work of art ever created returns.

Enter the Ring

From the Blog

October 14, 2016

4 Fun Pop-Culture Parallels for The Makropulos Case

The Makropulos Case features a seductive diva who has broken hearts for over 300 years and yet doesn’t look a day over 30. Full of intrigue and drama, this captivating opera calls to mind plenty of pop-culture references everyone knows and loves. Read on to discover a few of our favorites!

October 12, 2016

Reasons to See 2016–17

Check out Kelly Dewees' reasons to see the operas in our 2016–17 Season.

September 22, 2016

Reasons to See 2016–17

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

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

October 11, 2016

SF Opera Lab Pop-Up: Halloween Edition!

Costumes, cocktails and divas in drag – with special guest Heklina – Sunday, October 30 at OASIS.

October 10, 2016

New production of Aida opens November 5

Zambello's bold vision for Verdi's classic features outstanding cast and designs by RETNA.

September 29, 2016

Janacek's Vec Makropulos returns

Five performances of searing lyric drama from October 14-29, starring soprano Nadja Michael.

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