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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.
Learn more about our upcoming season.
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
Explore educational opportunities for all ages.
Programs for students and teachers grades K–12.
Workshops and events for families, youth and the community.
Lectures, workshops and in-depth programs for adults and universities.
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.
Discover the magic that goes into creating an opera production! Visit our backstage while guided by a trained San Francisco Opera Guild volunteer docent.
Reserve your spot today
September 9–30, 2016
September 10–29, 2016
September 28–October 15, 2016
October 14–29, 2016
November 5–December 6, 2016
November 6–December 4, 2016
November 19, 2016
May 31–July 1, 2017
June 4–30, 2017
June 10–July 2, 2017
Choose three or more operas in the 2016–17 Season and save up to 30%!
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