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We have been thrilling audiences in San Francisco since 1923. We are known for commissioning numerous world premieres, training some of opera's greatest young artists and being one of the world’s leading opera companies.

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May 12, 2017

Mozart's Don Giovanni opens June 4

Mozart’s vital work of music and theater stars Ildebrando D’Arcangelo, Erin Wall, Ana María Martínez and Erwin Schrott.

May 9, 2017

San Francisco Opera to present The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs

Electro-acoustic opera by Mason Bates with a libretto by Mark Campbell will be presented in 2019–20 Season.

May 2, 2017

Verdi's Rigoletto to open 2017 Summer Season

Maestro Luisotti conducts powerful, international cast in Italian repertory masterwork beginning May 31.

The Diane B. Wilsey Center for Opera

Located on the 4th floor of the Veterans Building and featuring the 299-seat Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater, the John M. Bryan Education Studio for student, family and adult programs and the Edward Paul Braby San Francisco Opera Archive.

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Professional Artist Training

The Opera Center

San Francisco Opera Center is dedicated to nurturing opera's most promising young artists. Since 1982, the Opera Center has welcomed the finest young artists from around the world into its celebrated programs.

Merola Opera Program

Experience the future of opera. Recognized as one of the world’s foremost young artist programs, the Merola Opera Program trains tomorrow’s opera superstars and presents the annual Merola Summer Festival.

Opera Guild

For over 75 years, San Francisco Opera Guild has offered enthralling, award-winning K-12 education programs and engaging community outreach programs.

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Explore the Archive

Our complete history of operas, casts, production teams and performance details—dating back to 1923—at your fingertips.

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Subscribers pay the lowest price for the best seats and enjoy no-fee exchanges. 

Orpheus

Orpheus is a dynamic community of young donors who share a passion for opera and a belief in its future.

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Our Press Room offers resources for the media including press releases, photos and press kits.

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