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.

Behind the Voice

Meet the great singers who have graced our stage.

Grand Opera Cinema Series

Experience our productions in a theater near you!

Opera Basics

New to opera or need a refresher? Start here.

attend our Workshops

Overture Workshops

Our interactive workshops will deepen your appreciation of opera and take you through the journey of creating one.

Exploration wORKSHOPS

Bring your whole family to these hands-on workshops. Our current series explores this season's The Magic Flute and The Barber of Seville.

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.

Reserve your spot today


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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