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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.


We are offering new virtual programming for families, educators, and artists.

Education Programs

Education Programs

Explore vibrant programming for schools, family and the community.

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The Power of Live Opera

Soaring music. Backstage stories. Artist Interviews. And now...livestreaming

Backstage at the Opera

Backstage at the Opera

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

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Stream opera in an hour movies

Spending extra time with your kids at home? Stream one-hour versions of classic family-friendly operas in the comfort of your home.

Also available are our online resources including lesson plans, fun exercises, and readings to keep your kids' minds filled with opera, stories, and arts!


From the Blog

November 29, 2021

After a Lifetime of Song, Ian Robertson Bids Farewell to the San Francisco Opera Chorus

The production had been dogged by problems, starting on opening night. The set of San Francisco Opera’s 1992 Don Carlo was meant to be dynamic, with walls that moved and narrowed in on the characters at crucial moments in the story.

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.

Visit our Performance Archive