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Step into the world of opera through a new podcast that takes you into the swirl of creativity, stagecraft, and performance at San Francisco Opera.

From the Blog

April 27, 2021

With 30 Years on the San Francisco Stage, Catherine Cook Returns to ‘The Barber of Seville’

In the solitude of her car, as she drove home from that first staging rehearsal, Catherine Cook started to cry. She didn’t expect to. But suddenly the emotions overwhelmed her: She would be back on stage, performing live, for the first time in over a year.

April 27, 2021

‘Coming Full Circle,’ Bass Kenneth Kellogg Looks to the Future of Opera

When he arrived for staging rehearsals at the War Memorial Opera House, bass Kenneth Kellogg was dressed for the occasion. He preparing to become one of the first singers to perform in a fully staged opera in the San Francisco Bay Area since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

April 23, 2021

Backstage with Matthew: The Return of Live Opera: It’s Here!

There are moments in life when nothing says it as clearly as music. This is one of those moments. As more  people get vaccinated, as the trends continue downwards, and as we prepare to move into the yellow tier, it’s time to find release and joy in some of the most exuberant opera ever written! After more than a year of being denied live music, it’s time to remedy that!

2021 SPRING PROGRAMMING

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

The Barber of Seville

Live Opera has returned to the Bay Area Like You’ve Never Seen it Before—And You’re Invited! This spring we turn a masterpiece on its head and celebrate the next generation of opera stars in a series of expertly crafted drive-in experiences.

Join us for The Barber of Seville and a concert with the Adlers at the Marin Center drive-in.

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In Song: J'Nai Bridges

The premiere episode of the new In Song series features Grammy Awaird-winning mezzo-soprano J'Nai Bridges. Take a trip to her hometown to meet her "village"—the family, the elders, and members of her community who have guided her way. Witness moments of joy and inspiration, shared through intimiate interviews, home video, and song.

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The North Stage Door Podcast

The North Stage Door
... a portal to a hidden, fascinating world where music, drama, and innovation come together. Meet us backstage for insightful interviews and lively stories from opera stars and colorful characters who bring you into the swirl of creativity, stagecraft, and performance that is San Francisco Opera.



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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.

Opera Basics

New to opera or need a refresher? Start here.

 

 

News From the Press Room

April 27, 2021

The Adlers in concert at the Marin Center

San Francisco Opera's resident artists take the stage in The Adlers: Live at the Drive-In, April 29, May 6, 13.

April 22, 2021

North Stage Door podcast available now

First episode includes stories about The Barber of Seville and SF Opera's return to live performance.

April 19, 2021

The Barber of Seville, April 23 through May 15

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

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