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 upcoming season.

Backstage at the Opera

Backstage at the Opera

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

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diversity, equity and community

San Francisco Opera’s Department of Diversity, Equity and Community (DEC) envisions a vibrant arts world in which people of all races create, share and enjoy resources and relationships equitably, unleashing individual potential, embracing collective responsibility and generating global prosperity in the arts and beyond.

Join us on this exciting journey.


From the Blog

December 6, 2019

Backstage with Matthew: The start of a thrilling new chapter

On Thursday I had the great honor of announcing our new music director at San Francisco Opera: Eun Sun Kim! It was, and will remain, one of the proudest moments of my career. 

November 26, 2019

Meet San Francisco Opera’s original Gretel, Queena Mario

Of the five seasons Engelbert Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel has been performed on the San Francisco Opera stage, three featured a familiar face: that of popular American opera singer Queena Mario.

November 26, 2019

Inside the dangerous delicacies of ‘HANSEL AND GRETEL’

It’s the sugar-coated bait in the wicked witch’s trap: candy, confections, and cakes, all tantalizingly prepared and decorated for each production of Engelbert Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel.

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