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Carmen is passion—the ultimate femme fatale returns in a provocative new production.

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2016–17 Season

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May 27–July 3, 2016

Don Carlo

June 12–29, 2016


June 14–July 1, 2016

Upcoming 2016–17 Season

Subscriptions for the 2016–17 Season are on sale now! Explore the nine operas in the season and choose the package that works best for you.

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From the Blog

May 27, 2016

Love, Lust and Murder: Live Tweeting Carmen

What happens when you gather twenty, social-savvy opera lovers for the final dress rehearsal of Bizet’s Carmen? They tweet about it!

May 4, 2016

12 Ways Opera is like Star Wars

Star an opera?! It's THE ultimate space opera! In honor of Star Wars Day, San Francisco Opera presents 16 ways Opera is like Star Wars:

April 22, 2016

15 Ways Opera is like Game of Thrones

Incest. Dragons. Bastard sons. As we eagerly anticipate the premiere of season 6 on Sunday night, we at San Francisco Opera give you 15 Ways Opera is like Game of Thrones.

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News From the Press Room

May 18, 2016

2017–18 To Mark Nicola Luisotti's Final Season

Company Music Director Nicola Luisotti announces he will conclude his tenure at end of 2017-18 Season.

March 21, 2016

Summer Season Opens May 27

U.S. premiere of director Calixto Bieito’s Carmen, Verdi’s political drama Don Carlo, Janáček’s Jenůfa and Opera at the Ballpark.

March 1, 2016

Celebrating David! Gala Concert

San Francisco Opera celebrates David Gockley’s remarkable career with a star-studded gala concert on June 16.