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Opera at the Ballpark

Enjoy a free simulcast of Bizet's Carmen, transmitted live from the Opera House onto the big screen at AT&T Park.

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Summer is dramatic


Stung by rejection, stalked by shame, one woman discovers the transformative power of love and forgiveness.

On Sale Now


May 27–July 3, 2016


June 14–July 1, 2016

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

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. 

June 27, 2016

5 ways Opera is like Baseball

An evening spent at the opera is a very different evening than one spent at the ballpark. But they may be more similar than you imagine...

June 21, 2016

A Man with a Vision

San Francisco Opera dramaturg Kip Cranna reflects on the legacy and career of General Director David Gockley.

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

June 21, 2016

Carmen Goes To The Ballpark

Opera under the stars – free, live simulcast of Carmen at AT&T Park on Saturday, July 2.

June 17, 2016

Star-Studded Gala Honors David Gockley

Opera luminaries gather to salute David Gockley in his final season as Company General Director.

June 14, 2016

Adams/Sellars World Premiere In Fall 2017

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

First-Time Visitor

New to San Francisco Opera, or just need a refresher? Start here.