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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.

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October 11, 2016

SF Opera Lab Pop-Up: Halloween Edition!

Costumes, cocktails and divas in drag – with special guest Heklina – Sunday, October 30 at OASIS.

October 10, 2016

New production of Aida opens November 5

Zambello's bold vision for Verdi's classic features outstanding cast and designs by RETNA.

September 29, 2016

Janacek's Vec Makropulos returns

Five performances of searing lyric drama from October 14-29, starring soprano Nadja Michael.

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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