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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.Learn More
November 21–December 3
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June 30, 2022
December 10, 2021
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.
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.
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.
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.
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September 28, 2021
Greer Grimsley had never seen an opera before. But he had a love for theater and a love for music. Even as a young boy, he would fashion improvised wind instruments out of pieces of hose he’d find around his home in New Orleans, Louisiana.
September 27, 2021
“Whenever there was singing, my attention was glued to that radio. And it was always that way for me with singing, even in church,” Thomas recalls. “But listening to opera for the first time as a kid, it was just the nature of the voices—that the human voice can make that kind of sound. It was miraculous to my young ears.”
“In front of God, in front of my sisters and cousins, and most importantly in front of your mom and dad,” he said, gesturing to the crowd, “I ask you: Will you marry me?”
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San Francisco Opera would like to recognize and support the recent historic formation of the Asian Opera Alliance.Learn More
San Francisco Opera releases its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement on Anniversary of the Death of George Floyd.Learn More
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September 24, 2021
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September 17, 2021
Beethoven's only opera returns in bold new staging by Matthew Ozawa; Eun Sun Kim conducts.
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