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About Us

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.

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.

Press Room

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

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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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News From the Press Room

August 15, 2017

Puccini's Turandot and Opening Weekend

Toni Marie Palmertree steps in to sing Liù in all performances next month. Season opens September 8.

August 14, 2017

China Tour for Dream of the Red Chamber

Bright Sheng and David Henry Hwang opera will travel to three Chinese cities next month.

August 7, 2017

Casting Update for Strauss' Elektra

Michaela Martens makes role debut as Klytemnestra, replacing Stephanie Blythe.

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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BRAVO! Club

Young professionals club for opera lovers ages 21-40.  Meet new people, get insider scoop and save big on some of the best seats in the house.

Subscriber Advantage

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.