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Important Safety Update:

Proof of vaccination now required

We are now requiring proof of vaccination for all patrons ages 12 and up to attend performances at the War Memorial Opera House and the Wilsey Center for Opera.

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August 21–September 5


October 14–30


November 21–December 3

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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.



Breathe easy knowing that all ventilation systems in the War Memorial Opera House meet the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines.

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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

June 24, 2021

Teetering Toscas, Bulletproof Toscas, Historic Toscas: Five Stories of Giacomo Puccini’s Masterpiece on the San Francisco Opera Stage

Giacomo Puccini’s tragic romance Tosca has had a history on the San Francisco Opera stage stretching back to the company’s first season in 1923. And over that time span — nearly a century in length — the company has racked up stories of Toscas come and gone. Goofy stories. Heartbreaking stories. Inspiring stories.

June 24, 2021

Getting into Character with Bass-Baritone Alfred Walker, ‘Tosca’s’ New Villain

Though bass-baritone Alfred Walker has played a variety of roles, he has become best known perhaps for his villains—and he's about to add a new name to his lineup with his role debut as Baron Scarpia in 2021's Tosca. Find out how he gets into character in this new interview.

May 27, 2021

He Was Backstage. She Was Front of House. It Was a Match Made in Opera.

Maybe you’ve seen her: the commanding presence patrolling the lobby of the War Memorial Opera House, curly hair and eyes smiling behind a pair of glasses.

Standing in SOLIDARITY

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

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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.

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Opera Basics

New to opera or need a refresher? Start here.



News From the Press Room

July 29, 2021

In Song: Jamie Barton now available

New episode of song and storytelling video series features Barton in performances with Béla Fleck.

July 28, 2021

Tosca opens new season on August 21

The Company returns to the stage for 99th season and first under baton of music director Eun Sun Kim.

July 19, 2021

New podcast episode now available

Episode 2 of San Francisco Opera's new podcast delves into the Mozart-Da Ponte Trilogy.


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