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2014–15 Tickets On Sale Now

2014–15 Tickets On Sale Now

Tickets for our extraordinary new season are on sale now. Join us for spectacular productions of Norma, La Bohème and so much more!

2014–15 Design Your Own Series

2014–15 Design Your Own Series

Pick your favorite operas on dates that fit your schedule and save up to 30% off single ticket prices.

Double the Impact of Your Gift

Double the Impact of Your Gift

Thanks to a generous challenge grant, for a limited time all new and increased gifts of $75 or more will be matched dollar-for-dollar.

Opera Ball 2014: Passione

Opera Ball 2014: Passione

Join us for a spectacular evening of world-class opera, fine dining and dancing. Friday, September 5 at 5pm, San Francisco City Hall.

Porgy and Bess on DVD/Blu-ray

Porgy and Bess on DVD/Blu-ray

Buy today online! The first new release of Porgy and Bess in over 20 years—our 2009 production is now available on DVD and Blu-ray!

Give the Gift of Opera

Give the Gift of Opera

Share your love of opera with a gift certificate! Available in any denomination. To purchase, call the Box Office at (415) 864-3330.

SF Opera DVDs Now On Sale

SF Opera DVDs Now On Sale

Moby-Dick and Lucrezia Borgia are available on DVD and Blu-Ray—order your edition of these great performances today!

2014–15 Season Preview
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San Francisco Opera's Blog
Opera at the Ballpark with 26,000 of Your Friends
On Saturday, July 5, a crowd of 26,000 opera fans and first-timers flocked to San Francisco Opera's eighth live simulcast at AT&T Park for a free evening of Verdi's La Traviata. The performances, which also entertained an audience of 2,600 at the War Memorial Opera House three miles across town, starred...
Posted: 7/11/2014 3:21:13 PM by San Francisco Opera

Flying with Madama Butterfly
With the final performance of Madama Butterfly on July 9, let's take a moment and rediscover how artist and production designer Jun Kaneko took his first foray into opera design. Below is an excerpt from his 2011 book.
Posted: 7/2/2014 10:49:18 AM by Jun Kaneko (Production Designer, Madama Butterfly)

San Francisco Opera Celebrates SF Pride
This year, San Francisco Opera came out... to celebrate LGBT pride by marching in the SF Pride Parade. Adding this to our Rainbow Series Subscription, LGBT focused receptions and events, and the decoration of the opera house with rainbow lights, San Francisco Opera is proud to support our LGBT friends, family, and...
Posted: 6/30/2014 6:08:36 PM by San Francisco Opera

Directing Butterfly
When I first met Jun Kaneko, he was on a ladder with clay up to his elbows, working on a gigantic head. He joked that the piece might take two years to dry, and then he wouldn’t be able to say whether it would crack when it encountered the incredible heat of the kiln. I knew then that we would have a rich...
Posted: 6/27/2014 11:30:22 AM by Leslie Swackhamer (Director, Madame Butterfly)

A Singer's Suitcase
Mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong has her hands full as Madame Butterfly's trusted servant, friend and confidant Suzuki in this summer's production of Puccini's beloved opera. She's no newbie to the role, having performed it previously with the Metropolitan Opera, Santa Fe Opera and even in Japan. One...
Posted: 6/24/2014 10:42:02 AM by Elizabeth DeShong (Suzuki, Madame Butterfly)