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OperaVision

In the summer of 2007, San Francisco Opera introduced OperaVision, an innovative way to give balcony audiences a better view of the stage. OperaVision screens, hung from the ceiling of the balcony section, provide close-up and mid-range ensemble shots in HD video. Supertitles are shown at the bottom of each screen.

We present OperaVision for at least three performances of each opera production. OperaVision is available to latecomers on HD monitors in lounge areas of the Lower Lobby and the North Box Bar.

OperaVision performances are marked throughout our website with a small starburst by the selected performance dates.

"The impact of the screens was absolutely amazing and transformative for me…I could enjoy the scale of the performance as I always do, and really hear the voices…but for the first time from that great distance I could actually see the acting." 

        –Audience member in the Balcony section


Summer 2014 Season OperaVision Dates

Show Boat June 1, 2:00pm
June 10, 7:30pm
June 13, 8:00pm
June 19, 7:30pm
La Traviata June 20, 8:00pm
June 25, 7:30pm
June 29, 2:00pm
Madame Butterfly June 15, 2:00pm
June 27, 8:00pm
July 3, 7:30pm


2014–15 Season OperaVision Dates

Norma September 10, 7:30pm
September 14, 2:00pm
September 23, 7:30pm
September 30, 7:30pm
Susannah September 9, 7:30pm
September 12, 7:30pm
September 21, 2:00pm
Masked Ball October 10, 7:30pm
October 13, 7:30pm
October 16, 7:30pm
October 19, 2:00pm
Partenope October 24, 7:30pm
October 30, 7:30pm
November 2, 2:00pm
Tosca November 1, 7:30pm
November 4, 7:30pm
November 8, 7:30pm
Cinderella November 9, 2:00pm
November 16, 2:00pm
November 21, 7:30pm
November 26, 7:30pm
La Bohème November 19, 7:30pm
November 22, 7:30pm
November 23, 2:00pm
November 29, 7:30pm
December 7, 2:00pm
La Bohème for Families November 22, 12:00pm
November 29, 1:00pm
The Trojans June 7, 1:00pm
June 25, 6:00pm
July 1, 6:00pm
Two Women June 19, 7:30pm
June 28, 2:00pm
June 30, 7:30pm
The Marriage of Figaro June 14, 2:00pm
June 18, 7:30pm
June 21, 2:00pm


OperaVision is made possible by the Koret-Taube Media Suite.

                                                                                                                           

Note: If you are a Balcony ticketholder and would prefer not to see OperaVision, we will do everything we can to accommodate you. Contact the Box Office to exchange your tickets for another date that does not feature OperaVision, or to discuss possible re-seating in another section at your scheduled performance (subject to availability). All fees will be waived for these transactions.

For questions and exchanges, contact the Opera Box Office.

Photo: Cory Weaver

Box Office

301 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: (415) 864-3330

Box Office Hours:
Mon 10am–5pm
Tue–Sat 10am–6pm