Free Family Movie Screenings

FREE Screenings of San Francisco Opera's Opera in an Hour Series

Each screening features a live introduction.  Bring the children and grandchildren for a fun opera experience!

Carmen for Families
Opera newcomers will thrill to the captivating music of this beloved work by Georges Bizet, featuring the alluring Gypsy girl Carmen, the Spanish soldier who loves her and the brave bullfighter who wins her heart.

Created from San Francisco Opera's performance of Carmen for Families in 2011, this one hour movie is a wonderful first opera experience. The performance is in English, with English subtitles and is recommended for ages 10 and up.

Date: Saturday, April 19, 2014
Time: 1-2:15pm and 3-4:15pm
Location: Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA

To review educational materials about Carmen, click here

The Magic Flute for Families
Bring your family on a magical journey with this 60-minute version of Mozart’s famous opera, perfect for all ages. The Magic Flute is the charming story of Prince Tamino and bird catcher Papageno's journey to rescue Pamina, a beautiful princess who has been kidnapped by the magician Sarastro. Along the way they find their true loves and discover the virtues of wisdom and forgiveness. This production was presented for families at San Francisco Opera in 2007 and is in English.

Date: Saturday, May 3, 2014
Time: 1-2:15PM
Location: Sebastiani Theatre, 476 First Street East, Sonoma, CA

To review educational materials about The Magic Flute, click here

A 15-minute live introduction will precede each screening. The one-hour movie versions are produced by our Education Department for Bay Area School and Community Programs.

Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.  Doors will open 30 minutes before each screening.