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A curse shatters the lives of the hunchbacked court jester Rigoletto and his innocent daughter Gilda.

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2017–18 Season


What would you do if you knew who murdered your father? For Elektra, the answer is clear.

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May 31–July 1, 2017

Don Giovanni

June 4–30, 2017

La Bohème

June 10–July 2, 2017

Upcoming 2017–18 Season

Subscriptions for the 2017–18 Season are on sale now! Explore the five operas in the fall season and choose the package that works best for you.

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The most monumental work of art ever created returns in Summer 2018.

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From the Blog

February 13, 2017

Backstage with Matthew - February 13

There are two basic ways to organize an opera season. Repertory opera houses cycle through many productions at the same time, while staggione (or “season”) opera houses tend to focus on one production at a time. San Francisco Opera tends more towards the repertory model and if there’s one defining feature of repertory, its complexity! 

January 21, 2017

Backstage with Matthew - January 21

Happy New Year from San Francisco Opera! On Tuesday I was very proud to announce a thrilling 2017–18 Season at San Francisco Opera and I wanted to share a few personal reflections on what lies ahead.

December 14, 2016

Why I Give - Andrew Lan

Andrew Lan is a founding member of Orpheus, San Francisco Opera’s dynamic community of young donors ages 21—40 who share a passion for opera and a belief in its future. Thanks to special funding, gifts from Orpheus donors are matched to bring their total contribution to the Medallion Society Founder ($3,000) level.

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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

February 6, 2017

Anna Caterina Antonacci in "La Voix humaine"

Extraordinary Italian soprano returns for SF Opera Lab performances March 11, 14, and 17.

January 23, 2017

"The Source" at SF Opera Lab Feb 24-Mar 3

Bay Area premiere of composer Ted Hearne's riveting oratorio about Chelsea Manning and WikiLeaks.

January 17, 2017

2017-18 Season Announced

The repertory and casting for San Francisco Opera's 95th season revealed at press conference.

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