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Important Safety Update:

Proof of vaccination now required

Beginning February 1 we will require all patrons aged 12 and older, who are eligible, to show proof of a booster shot received at least 7 days prior to the event or performance, in addition to proof of full vaccination (defined as two weeks after your final shot), along with a matching photo ID

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Don Giovanni

June 4–July 2, 2022

Dream of the Red Chamber

June 14–July 3, 2022

Standing in SOLIDARITY


As 2021 comes to a close, San Francisco Opera is reflecting on our efforts to become a learning organization. Throughout the year, we have been thinking deeply about what inclusion and belonging mean to our institution.

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San Francisco Opera would like to recognize and support the recent historic formation of the Asian Opera Alliance.

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From the Blog

December 16, 2021

From Child Pianist to Chorus Director, John Keene Traces His Passion for Music

In a widely circulated recording of that fateful 1975 performance, an insistent cough echoes out from the audience. It hacks. It hawks. It sniffles and snorts, gasping forward, defying suppression. Its impudence demanded justice. And so a knight stepped forward.

December 10, 2021

In Memoriam 2021

As a multifaceted synthesis of music, theater, visual art, stagecraft, and boundless creative inspiration, opera is by its very nature a deeply collaborative art form. The magic on stage and in the pit would not be possible without the community of individuals on both sides of the curtain who care deeply for the art and work together to make it a reality.

December 9, 2021

Backstage with Matthew: Rediscovering Opera

As the world reemerges from silence, we are finding opera as though for the first time. The crashing chords that open Tosca filled us with dread and foreboding as though we’d never heard them before.

News From the Press Room

January 11, 2022

New podcast episode released

Episode 4 of North Stage Door, San Francisco Opera's behind-the-scenes podcast, now available.

December 9, 2021

In Song: Amina Edris available now

New video portrait filmed on location in Cairo features Edris performing Bizet and an Egyptian song.

December 7, 2021

John Keene appointed Chorus Director

Keene, Head of Music Staff and Chorus Master at Seattle Opera, joins the Company in January.

Welcoming You Back, Safely

The health and safety of our patrons, employees, and artists area 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 well-fitted mask. Masks with valves, 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 for those of 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 of California, San Francisco (UCSF) doctors, led by epidemiologist Dr. George Rutherford.


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