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Education Programs

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Picking the Right Opera

Check out our recommendations for the 2018–19 Season.

Backstage at the Opera

Backstage at the Opera

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Opera Basics

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From the Blog

March 13, 2018

Backstage with Matthew: Apples of Gold in Settings of Silver

The title of this week’s backstage email refers to an exquisite book on my shelf that chronicles twelve of the greatest feasts of history. I thought it a fitting stepping-off point for a rare glimpse into the behind-the-scenes world of our Special Events department.

February 21, 2018

In Celebration of Black History Month: Debuts through the Decades

This month we would like to honor and recognize different African American Opera stars that have shared their artistry with us. Below are a few highlights from the San Francisco Opera archives. Many, if not all, of these artists continue to sing with us and we are greatful to them for their contributions to the Opera world at large.

February 14, 2018

Backstage with Matthew: Facilitating Experiences of a Lifetime

It’s been just about three weeks since we launched our 2018–19 season and we’ve been thrilled by the reception from patrons. Subscription sales are moving at a brisk pace, and there is a wonderful energy for what lies ahead. That energy is felt particularly acutely in the Box Office, the nerve center of our ticketing services.

See more on the San Francisco Opera Blog.

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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