Discover Opera

Delve into the power of opera—explore articles, attend workshops, special public events and more.

Education Programs

Education Programs

Explore vibrant programming for schools, family and the community.


Picking the Right Opera

Check out our recommendations for the 2018–19 Season.

Backstage at the Opera

Backstage at the Opera

Read our blog to get a behind-the-scenes look.

Free Opera in the Park

Join us for arias al fresco from our 2018–19 Season and other operatic favorites. Featuring the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and stars from the fall season.

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From the Blog

June 28, 2018

Backstage with Matthew: Controlled Conflagrations

Fire is a vital and very exciting part of telling the story of the Ring.

June 18, 2018

Top Dogs Train for the Opera Stage

Two male Malinois (Belgian shepherds), Finn and Fubar, trained for weeks for their War Memorial Opera House debut in Richard Wagner’s Die Walküre (the second opera of the epic Ring cycle).

June 12, 2018

Backstage with Matthew: The Immersive Ring

Today we raise the curtain on what promises to be an extraordinary presentation of Wagner’s epic Ring Cycle.

See more on the San Francisco Opera Blog.

Opera Basics

New to opera or need a refresher? Start here.

Explore The Archive

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

Visit our Performance Archive