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San Francisco Opera's Vision

To be the most exciting force in the opera world.

Our Mission

  • To present opera performances of the highest international quality available to the widest possible audiences.
  • To perpetuate and enrich the operatic art form.
  • To be creative and innovative in all aspects of opera.
  • To take a leadership role in training, arts education and audience development

This Mission Demands

  • A diversified, highly committed, qualified Board of Directors working in partnership with an efficient and effective top quality management team and staff.
  • Healthy financial performance with a balanced budget and adequate endowment.
  • Involvement with our community.
  • An image that reflects our artistic quality.