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For the safety of our community and artists, San Francisco Opera Guild will be offering live, hybrid and virtual options for schools in fall 2021 and move to in-person fully live engagement opportunities in 2022.
We believe that participation in the performing arts leads to deep appreciation of beauty and diverse points of view. Our programs help young people grow into curious and caring citizens with a strong sense of self and empathy for others.
After our great Italian adventure in April, 2018, this cultural and performing arts ensemble for teens enters its fifth year with exciting opportunities to sing, learn, attend performances, and travel!
From September to May, we hold weekly meetings, master classes and workshops, perform at recitals and community events and attend performances all over the Bay Area.
Students engage with beloved classics of the repertoire, building confidence and self-expression while exploring a panorama of colorful characters and engaging stories.
Inspiring 12 week residencies bring out the creative artist in all students, allowing them to engage with their curricula, communities and one another in meaningful ways. Also available to learning bubbles of 5 students or more.
In these intensive, hands-on programs, students develop skills as singers and actors as they rehearse and perform operatic repertoire tailored to fit young voices.
We have brought students to San Francisco Opera since 1939. Over the years, hundreds of thousands of Bay Area students have attended these performances.
Due to COVID-19, in-theater programs are postponed until further notice.
The world has shifted, and will continue to shift as we emerge from over a year of dramatic events. As we come to terms with our past regarding social injustices, exclusion, and systems of oppression, we are also faced with political division, economic challenges, and the impact of a global pandemic.
Music is a bridge. Through the many months of darkness and isolation, students and artists of all ages have found hope and connection through music—it has been the bright light serving as an emotional buoy, keeping us afloat, keeping us sane, keeping us singing.
As we move forward we keep that light burning and reimagine the world we want to build—one of understanding, inclusivity, connection and trust. Join us this year as we engage with students, artists and teachers virtually, and in-person, in imagining the possibilities.
Keep the Music Playing!
Learn about school and family programs offered by San Francisco Opera Guild and San Francisco Opera.
For Youth and Teens:
Performing Arts Connection
Opera for the whole family.
Opera Guild programs:
Sing a Story
Opera à la Carte
Book to Bravo!
Voices for Social Justice
Creative engagement, performance and composition programs for every grade level.
Opera ARIA (Arts Resources in Action):
Connect professional, artistic and creative elements with classroom curricula.
Learn about our mission and rich history.
Give voice to potential.
Take a look at our memorable moments.
Questions? Contact (415) 565-3280 or [email protected].