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2017–18 SEASON

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Summer 2017


A curse shatters the lives of the hunchbacked court jester Rigoletto and his innocent daughter Gilda.

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May 31–July 1, 2017

Don Giovanni

June 4–30, 2017

La Bohème

June 10–July 2, 2017

Upcoming 2017–18 Season

Subscriptions for the 2017–18 Season are on sale now! Explore the five operas in the fall season and choose the package that works best for you.

Explore the Season 


The most monumental work of art ever created returns in Summer 2018.

Enter the Ring

From the Blog

December 14, 2016

Why I Give - Andrew Lan

Andrew Lan is a founding member of Orpheus, San Francisco Opera’s dynamic community of young donors ages 21—40 who share a passion for opera and a belief in its future. Thanks to special funding, gifts from Orpheus donors are matched to bring their total contribution to the Medallion Society Founder ($3,000) level.

December 13, 2016

Backstage with Matthew - December 12

I recently took off to Beijing for two days with our board member and Co-Chair of the Dream of the Red Chamber (DRC) Committee, Doreen Woo Ho, and my colleague Daniel Knapp, Managing Director: Production. Our objective: to try and secure safe passage for DRC in mainland China next year!

December 9, 2016

SF Opera Lab - The Many Faces of R&D

SF Opera Lab, the recently launched R&D branch of San Francisco Opera, is gearing up for its second season of programming. According to Elkhanah Pulitzer, Artistic Curator for SF Opera Lab, many valuable lessons learned from the program’s inaugural season have shaped what lies ahead for Season Two. 

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

January 17, 2017

2017-18 Season Announced

The repertory and casting for San Francisco Opera's 95th season revealed at press conference.

January 10, 2017

Jane Mudge appointed Opera Guild President

Opera Ball 2017 co-chairs named; annual season-opening gala will honor Music Director Nicola Luisotti.

December 7, 2016

Jim Meyer Awarded San Francisco Opera Medal

Chorus and Dance Manager receives award for years of dedicated service.

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