About Us

We have been thrilling audiences in San Francisco since 1923. We are known for commissioning numerous world premieres, training some of opera's greatest young artists and being one of the world’s leading opera companies.

News From the Press Room

May 18, 2016

2017–18 To Mark Nicola Luisotti's Final Season

Company Music Director Nicola Luisotti announces he will conclude his tenure at end of 2017-18 Season.

March 21, 2016

Summer Season Opens May 27

U.S. premiere of director Calixto Bieito’s Carmen, Verdi’s political drama Don Carlo, Janáček’s Jenůfa and Opera at the Ballpark.

March 1, 2016

Celebrating David! Gala Concert

San Francisco Opera celebrates David Gockley’s remarkable career with a star-studded gala concert on June 16.

The Diane B. Wilsey Center for Opera

Located on the 4th floor of the Veterans Building and featuring the 299-seat Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater, the John M. Bryan Education Studio for student, family and adult programs and the Edward Paul Braby San Francisco Opera Archive.

Learn more about the Wilsey Center for Opera.

Professional Artist Training

The Opera Center

San Francisco Opera Center is dedicated to nurturing opera's most promising young artists. Since 1982, the Opera Center has welcomed the finest young artists from around the world into its celebrated programs.

Merola Opera Program

Experience the future of opera. Recognized as one of the world’s foremost young artist programs, the Merola Opera Program trains tomorrow’s opera superstars and presents the annual Merola Summer Festival.

Opera Guild

For over 75 years, San Francisco Opera Guild has offered enthralling, award-winning K-12 education programs and engaging community outreach programs.

Learn about the Opera Guild

Explore the Archive

Our complete history of operas, casts, production teams and performance details—dating back to 1923—at your fingertips.

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Press Room

Our Press Room offers resources for the media including press releases, photos and press kits.

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