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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

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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.

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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 1, 2021

Finding Home with Soprano Rachel Willis-Sørensen

At the time, Rachel Willis-Sørensen wasn’t even sure she needed vocal lessons. She was a teenager, and singing had been her entire life, ever since she was five years old. She had done jazz, choir, every school musical she could. What could a voice lesson possibly teach her that she didn’t already know?

September 1, 2021

Embracing ‘Tosca,’ Soprano Ailyn Pérez Embraces Contradiction

You might think it would be easy for an opera singer to play another opera singer on stage. But not so for Chicago-born soprano Ailyn Pérez. She had seen the Giacomo Puccini opera Tosca several times early in her career, but the overall effect left her cold. The performances were too melodramatic, too over-the-top.

August 4, 2021

Backstage with Matthew: A Glorious Reawakening

In just two weeks, we will raise the gold curtain of the War Memorial Opera House on an opera for the first time in over 20 months. It is going to feel extraordinary.

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

September 21, 2021

Opera Aficionado focuses on Verdi in October

Department of Diversity, Equity and Community offers interactive lectures about the Italian composer.

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.

September 15, 2021

Atrium Sessions now available

New digital series filmed in the Taube Atrium Theater shares the emotionial world of music.


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