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Important Safety Update:

Proof of vaccination now required

Per San Francisco city guidelines, San Francisco Opera will require all patrons ages 12 and older to show proof of vaccination to attend performances at the War Memorial Opera House and the Diane B. Wilsey Center for Opera, along with a photo ID.

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October 14–30


November 21–December 3


June 4 – July 2, 2022

Welcoming You Back, Safely

The health and safety of our patrons, employees, and artists is our number one priority. Here are some of the ways we’re keeping everyone safe.

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All patrons are required to wear a mask. Masks with a valve, gaiters, scarves, etc are not permitted. Audience members who fail to follow the Front of House safety protocols will be promptly removed from the performance venue. 

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If for any reason you have to miss a performance due to COVID, we will work with you to exchange your tickets into another performance or arrange for a refund. We are also eliminating all exchange fees for this season. Exchanges can be made up to two hours before the performance.

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All of San Francisco Opera’s health and safety protocols have been developed with a group of University California, San Francisco (UCSF) doctors led by epidemiologist Dr. George Rutherford.

From the Blog

September 28, 2021

‘It Is a Warning:’ Bass-baritone Greer Grimsley on ‘Fidelio’ and Finding Your Voice

Greer Grimsley had never seen an opera before. But he had a love for theater and a love for music. Even as a young boy, he would fashion improvised wind instruments out of pieces of hose he’d find around his home in New Orleans, Louisiana.

September 27, 2021

Tenor Russell Thomas on Reimagining ‘Fidelio’ and Leading the Opera Industry

“Whenever there was singing, my attention was glued to that radio. And it was always that way for me with singing, even in church,” Thomas recalls. “But listening to opera for the first time as a kid, it was just the nature of the voices—that the human voice can make that kind of sound. It was miraculous to my young ears.”

Standing in SOLIDARITY

San Francisco Opera would like to recognize and support the recent historic formation of the Asian Opera Alliance.

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San Francisco Opera releases its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement on Anniversary of the Death of George Floyd.

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Opera Basics

New to opera or need a refresher? Start here.



News From the Press Room

October 1, 2021

New podcast episode released today

North Stage Door offers look inside Beethoven's Fidelio and behind the scenes at the Opera.

September 24, 2021

In Song: Arturo Chacón-Cruz available now

New episode features the tenor in performance and exploring the music that infused his youth.

September 17, 2021

New production of Fidelio opens Oct. 14

Beethoven's only opera returns in bold new staging by Matthew Ozawa; Eun Sun Kim conducts.


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