Seat Upgrades at the War Memorial Opera House

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New seats coming to the Opera House in January 2021.


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Gaetano Merola & the Early Roots of the San Francisco Opera



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From the Blog

September 17, 2020

Artists Speak Out Latinx Identity in Classical Music

Two artists — frequent San Francisco Opera director Jose Maria Condemi and conductor, pianist, and former Adler Fellow César Cañón — recently spoke with San Francisco Opera about how they see Latinx identity interacting with classical music. They shared their experiences and what they feel needs to change in order to foster greater acceptance.

September 17, 2020

One Missed Cue, One Lost Shoe, And an Unforgettable Night at the Opera

It has been five years. Some of my memories from my first San Francisco Opera production of Georges Bizet’s Carmen are long gone, but most I still hold onto dearly. My clearest memory is of one special performance that was broadcast live at the San Francisco Giants’ ballpark. It involved one lost shoe and one missed cue.

September 17, 2020

Baritone Efraín Solís on 'Being Stuck Between Two Worlds'

As he rehearsed the opera Cruzar la Cara de la Luna, baritone Efraín Solís practiced the lines of a son grappling with the agony of his father’s slow decline. But off stage, Solís was grieving as well. It was 2018. He was nearing anniversary of his grandfather’s death, and the opera had stirred up a flood of memories.

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The Barber of Seville

April 25–May 16, 2021

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News From the Press Room

September 15, 2020

Seat Replacement Project update

Final phase of the War Memorial Opera House seat replacement project rescheduled to Fall 2020.

July 31, 2020

New Leadership for Opera Center

Carrie-Ann Matheson appointed Artistic Director and Markus Beam appointed General Manager.

July 31, 2020

Lecture series explores social issues

Department of Diversity, Equity and Community's Opera Aficionado lectures for August announced.



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