Overture Workshops

Are you curious about opera, but unsure where to start? Ever wonder how a soprano makes that incredible sound, or how sets magically change from one act to the next? Find out in our interactive workshops!

  • The Singer's Journey: From Practice Room to Performance

    Have you ever wondered what it takes to sing on the San Francisco Opera Stage and establish a career as an opera singer? Join special guests General Director David Gockley, San Francisco Opera favorite Catherine Cook, and coach, accompanist, and prompter Robert Mollicone as we explore the trials and joys of the opera singer's journey.

  • A Fight at the Opera: The Art of Stage Combat

    San Francisco Opera Fight Director Dave Maier will introduce you to the exciting world of stage combat. Explore different fighting styles, view theatrical weapons and learn about the challenges of choreographing violence in operas. Plus, you’ll get a chance to take a stab at it yourself as Maier leads some dynamic (yet safe!) exercises.