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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.
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.
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.
A gem in San Francisco’s architectural crown, the 3,146-seat War Memorial Opera House is a California Historical Landmark. The building has been the home of San Francisco Opera since it opened on October 15, 1932 with a performance of Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca.
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.
October 20, 2020
Rare opportunity to collect costumes seen on the War Memorial Opera House stage.
October 15, 2020
Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor starring Natalie Dessay screens at Fort Mason Drive-In October 25.
October 13, 2020
$5 million matching fund launched to support the Company during unprecedented disruption.
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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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Our complete history of operas, casts, production teams and performance details—dating back to 1923—at your fingertips.
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Orpheus is a dynamic community of young donors who share a passion for opera and a belief in its future.
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