Discover Opera

Opera is drama or comedy told in music through powerful, unamplified voices. Opera combines all the art forms—vocal and instrumental music, theater, drama, visual art and often dance—into one complete theatrical experience.

View the 2016–17 Season Trailer

Learn more about our upcoming season.

Grand Opera Cinema Series

Experience our productions in a theater near you!

Opera Basics

New to opera or need a refresher? Start here.

Education Programs

Explore educational opportunities for all ages.


Programs for students and teachers grades K12.


Workshops and events for families, youth and the community.


Lectures, workshops and in-depth programs for adults and universities.

Performance Enhancers

Expand your understanding and enjoyment of this season’s productions.

Opera Previews

Lively lectures around the Bay Area led by opera experts.

Insight Panels

Discussions with artists and artistic teams from the world of opera.

Pre-Opera Talks

Enjoy a brief overview of an opera's story, music and more before every performance.

Tour The Opera House

Discover the magic that goes into creating an opera production! Visit our backstage while guided by a trained San Francisco Opera Guild volunteer docent.

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2015–16 season

Luisa Miller

September 11–27, 2015

Sweeney Todd

September 12–29, 2015

Lucia di Lammermoor

October 8–28, 2015

The Magic Flute

October 20–November 20, 2015

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

November 18–December 6, 2015

The Barber of Seville

November 25–December 9, 2015

The Fall of the House of Usher

December 8–13, 2015


May 27–July 3, 2016

Don Carlo

June 12–29, 2016


June 14–July 1, 2016

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