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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 28, 2016

New Jake Heggie opera coming in 2018

It's a Wonderful Life reunites the creators of Moby-Dick in a new work based on the beloved film.

November 17, 2016

The Future is Now: Gala Concert, Dec. 2

2016 San Francisco Opera Adler Fellows showcased in their final concert of the year.

November 16, 2016

Opera Orchestra's string section in concert, Dec. 8

Up Close concert features the 40 members of the string section in Taube Atrium Theater.

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.

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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.

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

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