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

November 16, 2015

Diane B. Wilsey Center for Opera to Open in February 2016

Programmimg and details announced for San Francisco Opera's Diane B. Wilsey Center for Opera, opening in February 2016.

October 12, 2015

2016 Adler Fellows Announced

San Francisco Opera Center announces the twelve recipients of the 2016 Adler Fellowship.

September 22, 2015

New General Director Designate Announced

Matthew Shilvock named General Director Designate of San Francisco Opera. Shilvock becomes the Company's seventh director on August 1, 2016.

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.

Opening in Winter 2016.

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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