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This timeless conflict between love and duty features a bold new production inspired by contemporary artist RETNA.

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Andrea Chénier

September 9–30, 2016

Dream of the Red Chamber

September 10–29, 2016

Don Pasquale

September 28–October 15, 2016

The Makropulos Case

October 14–29, 2016


November 5–December 6, 2016

Madame Butterfly

November 6–December 4, 2016


May 31–July 1, 2017

Don Giovanni

June 4–30, 2017

La Bohème

June 10–July 2, 2017

From the Blog

September 22, 2016

Reasons to See 2016–17

Another installment of Reasons to See, where Opera employees to share their thoughts on the operas in our 2016–17 Season.

August 22, 2016

Backstage with Matthew

Today marks three weeks in my role as your new general director. It's been a fascinating time, with everything both very familiar and very new.

August 11, 2016

Looking Back: Working with David Gockley

Andrew Morgan has been with San Francisco Opera for over eight years and currently serves as Director of Individual and Leadership Giving. In today's blog post, he shares some of his fondest memories from David Gockley’s tenure with the Company.

See more on the San Francisco Opera Blog.

Creating the Perfect Date Night

Three easy steps to creating a perfect night out.

Step 1:

We can help you pick the right opera.

Do you prefer political intrigues like House of Cards, or romances like The Notebook? Our friendly Box Office staff loves to help opera match make.

Step 2:

Explore dining and cocktail options.

Hayes Valley has both iconic classics and trendy new hot spots. Give yourself plenty of time to get here and book a table in advance.

Step 3:

Pre-order food and drinks for intermission.

Impress your guest(s) by pre-ordering champagne or truffles, and have them waiting for you the minute intermission begins. 

News From the Press Room

September 20, 2016

Fall 2016 Cast Changes Announced

Charles Workman and Vincenzo Costanzo will debut in Makropulos Case and Madama Butterfly.

September 10, 2016

Free Opera in the Park Concert, September 11

Opening weekend continues with annual concert featuring artists from the Fall 2016 repertory.

September 6, 2016

Don Pasquale Presented Sept. 28-Oct. 15

Donizetti's comedy returns to repertory in Laurent Pelly's fanciful staging and with a brilliant cast.

First-Time Visitor

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