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Fall 2020 mainstage performances and events have been cancelled. Learn more.
Join us online for an evening of arias and interviews with stars from the Summer 2020 Season, premiering tomorrow at 7:30pm Pacific.
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Celebrating the Summer Season: July 10
Opera for Laughs: Great Comic Moments in the World of Opera: July 12
Passion, Paris, and Puccini: July 19
Show your support for great opera by making a gift that’s meaningful to you today. Right now you can double your impact through our Chairmen’s Challenge! All donated summer tickets and new and increased gifts made by July 31 will be matched dollar for dollar.
July 5, 2020
Happy July 4th Weekend! I hope that you are staying well and that you have been able to enjoy a festive weekend. I hope that you’ll tune in tonight at 8pm to Classical KDFC for our Broadway edition of The Opera Hour. President of KDFC Bill Lueth and I will explore the operatic side of Broadway in this holiday-weekend festival of song!
July 3, 2020
The San Francisco Opera premiere of Carlisle Floyd’s Susannah on September 6, 2014 was one of those big nights. The opera had been performed in the House before in 1967 by the affiliated yet separate Spring Opera Theater Company (with the composer-librettist himself also acting as stage director), but even as she racked up hundreds of performances worldwide, Susannah had to wait another five decades for a return.
July 1, 2020
On February 24, 1955, when the final curtain came down on the world premiere of Susannah, Carlisle Floyd’s life changed forever. Until then, the young pianist and assistant professor at Florida State University had no plans to devote himself to composing operas. But, with that moment, the disparate influences and events of his life came together to make his destiny impossible to ignore.
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April 25–May 16, 2021
April 27–May 15, 2021
May 2–8, 2021
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July 8, 2020
Announcing new online content from the Department of Diversity, Equity and Community.
June 30, 2020
Rossini's La Cenerentola (July 18) and Janáček’s The Makropulos Case (July 25).
June 24, 2020
Virtual event will honor the operas and artists from the canceled Summer Season.
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