Become enlightened in our popular community programs! Check out our series of lectures and panel discussion with experts or take an eye-opening tour of the Opera House that will help you see Opera in a whole new way!
Renowned artists and personalities from the world of opera share their insights and experiences during informal panel discussions. Insight panels are free for Opera members & subscribers and $5 for the general public. Tickets can be purchased at the door 30 minutes prior to discussions.
2014-15 Insight Panels
Expand your horizons! Presented by a variety of exciting and renowned experts -- scholars, librettists, directors, critics and more -- these sessions are illustrated both musically and visually and dig into the background and meaning of each opera -- its creation, the times which formed it, its performance details and even its absurdities. Designed to stimulate both beginners and long-term opera addicts, Opera Previews also enable audiences to question and discuss the ideas presented. Sponsored by San Francisco Opera Guild’s chapters (East Bay, Marin, Peninsula, and San Francisco) and by the San Jose Opera Guild.
Opera Guild Tours of the War Memorial Opera House
Get an up close, behind the scenes vantage point of the stunning War Memorial Opera House. Learn more here.