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Lucia di Lammermoor

October 8–28, 2015

The Magic Flute

October 20–November 20, 2015

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

November 18–December 6, 2015

The Barber of Seville

November 25–December 9, 2015

The Fall of the House of Usher

December 8–13, 2015


May 27–July 3, 2016

Don Carlo

June 12–29, 2016


June 14–July 1, 2016


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Between the Acts

September 12, 2015

All The Buzz around Sweeney Todd and the 2015–16 Season

The news is out and people are thrilled! Stephen Sondheim’s macabre musical thriller Sweeney Todd; The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is coming to San Francisco Opera.

September 10, 2015

Blood, Gore and Pies: Live Tweeting Sweeney Todd

San Francisco Opera has hosted tweet seaters at selected final dress rehearsals since June 2012. The latest iteration saw a group of social-savvy tweeters attend the final dress of Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd on September 9.

July 9, 2015

The Cats of San Francisco Opera

This week we are turning our attention to our feline friends. Here's to those furry four legged companions who make our lives that much more wonderful—#OperaKittehs!

First-Time Visitor

New to opera, or just need a refresher? Start here.

News From the Press Room

September 23, 2015

Conductor Patrick Summers to Receive Opera Medal

San Francisco Opera Principal Guest Conductor Patrick Summers will be awarded the San Francisco Opera Medal at the end of tonight’s performance for 25 years of exemplary Company service. 

September 22, 2015

New General Director Designate Announced

Matthew Shilvock has been named General Director Designate of San Francisco Opera and will assume his new position as the Company’s seventh director on August 1, 2016.

September 18, 2015

Soprano Nadine Sierra Replaces Diana Damrau in "Lucia di Lammermoor"

American soprano Nadine Sierra will now sing the title role for all seven performances.

Discover Opera

Expand your understanding and enjoyment of this season's productions.

Insight Panels

Discussions with  artists and artistic teams from the world of opera.

Pre-Opera Talks

Enjoy a brief overview of an opera's story, music and more before every performance.

Family Workshops

Engaging activities that prepare the whole family for a great time at the opera.