In the summer of 2007, San Francisco Opera introduced OperaVision, an innovative way to give balcony audiences a better view of the stage. OperaVision screens, hung from the ceiling of the balcony section, provide close-up and mid-range ensemble shots in high-definition video. Supertitles are shown at the bottom of each screen.
We present OperaVision at three performances of each opera production. All Ring performances will have OperaVision. OperaVision is available to latecomers on high-definition monitors in lounge areas of the Lower Lobby and the North Box Bar.
OperaVision performances are marked throughout our website with a small starburst by the selected performance dates.
"The impact of the screens was absolutely amazing and transformative for me…I could enjoy the scale of the performance as I always do, and really hear the voices…but for the first time from that great distance I could actually see the acting."
–Audience member in the balcony section, Don Giovanni, June 2007
Summer 2013 Season OperaVision Dates
The Tales of Hoffmann
June 20, 7:30pm
June 23, 2pm
June 27, 7:30pm
July 3, 7:30pm
Così fan tutte
June 9, 2pm
June 12, 7:30pm
June 18, 8pm
July 1, 7:30pm
The Gospel of Mary Magdalene
July 2, 7:30pm
July 5, 8pm
July 7, 2pm
OperaVision is made possible by the Koret-Taube Media Suite.
Note: If you are a balcony ticketholder during performance season on OperaVision performance dates and would prefer not to see OperaVision, we will do everything we can to accommodate you. (However, please note that all Ring performances will include OperaVision) Contact the Box Office to exchange your tickets for another date that does not feature OperaVision, or to discuss possible re-seating in another section at your scheduled performance (subject to availability). All fees will be waived for these transactions.
For questions and exchanges, contact the Opera Box Office.