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From the Blog

April 18, 2021

Backstage with Matthew: The Return of Live Opera: Part 3

It has been quite the task to slim down the hundreds of photos I’ve taken over the course of the last week to share with you today! Since my last Backstage with Matthew, so much has been happening as we prepare to open our Barber of Seville on April 23.

April 16, 2021

Backstage with Matthew: The Return of Live Opera: Part 2

Rehearsal weeks are always packed with activity as the elements of opera all come together in beautiful harmony. But as we prepare our new Barber of Seville production—the return of live opera to the Bay Area — I find myself pausing amidst the swirl of activity to reflect on "first times back."

April 14, 2021

Backstage with Matthew: The Return of Live Opera

Extraordinary things are happing at the Marin Center as we prepare to bring to life our LIVE production of The Barber of Seville! Every day propels us forward in major ways, and the whole production is taking shape at a breathtaking pace in advance of our opening on April 23.


This Spring We're Singing...On Stage and Online



We hope you enjoyed experiencing Wagner's Ring cycle from the comfort of home during the month of March. If you are a Ring Festival Pa​ss holder, you may watch past Ring Festival educational events on-demand. Please click the link below to access the Ring Festival video portal.




Live Opera is Returning to the Bay Area Like You’ve Never Seen it BeforeAnd You’re Invited!
Join us as we turn a masterpiece on its head and celebrate the next generation of opera stars in a series of expertly crafted drive-in experiences.




Journey virtually into the world of opera like never before with new podcasts, passionate performances, intimate interviews, and so much more.




Standing in SOLIDARITY

The recent escalation in acts of violence and mistreatment of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities is deeply disturbing. San Francisco Opera stands against all anti-Asian bias and discrimination.

Black Lives Matter. San Francisco Opera commits to embodying the ideals of racial equity and social justice not just in words but in actions.

News From the Press Room

April 19, 2021

The Barber of Seville opens Friday, April 23

Live opera returns to the Bay Area with new staging of Rossini's comedy at the Marin Center drive-in.

March 30, 2021

SF Opera pilots Aloha system by Elk

Real-time remote collaboration music service used for upcoming live performances.

March 11, 2021

In Song: J'Nai Bridges now available

New digital content series, In Song, launched featuring mezzo-soprano J'Nai Bridges.


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