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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.
Meet the great singers who have graced our stage.
Experience our productions in a theater near you!
New to opera or need a refresher? Start here.
Who Does What
A Brief History of Opera
5 Things to Know about Opera
Books and Recordings We Love
Our interactive workshops will deepen your appreciation of opera and take you through the journey of creating one.
Bring your whole family to these hands-on workshops. Our current series explores this season's The Magic Flute and The Barber of Seville.
Expand your understanding and enjoyment of this season’s productions.
Lively lectures around the Bay Area led by opera experts.
Discussions with artists and artistic teams from the world of opera.
Enjoy a brief overview of an opera's story, music and more before every performance.
Opera in an Hour
Student Dress Rehearsals
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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September 11–27, 2015
September 12–29, 2015
October 8–28, 2015
October 20–November 20, 2015
November 18–December 6, 2015
November 25–December 9, 2015
December 8–13, 2015
May 27–July 3, 2016
June 12–29, 2016
June 14–July 1, 2016
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