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Education Programs

Education Programs

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Picking the Right Opera

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Backstage at the Opera

Backstage at the Opera

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aria residency

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Work together with a SF Opera Teaching Artist to develop a customized curriculum around an artistic or creative element of opera.

Elements may include: writing, composing, vocal performance, acting, dancing/movement, set design, stage direction and opera history.


From the Blog

April 8, 2019

National Pet Day 2019

Behind the scenes at San Francisco Opera, there are tons of talented professionals who keep everything running smoothly. And there are also tons of talented, demanding, adorable pets whose job it is to keep those humans in line! In honor of National Pet Day, we’d like to introduce you to some of our animal friends. Enjoy!

April 3, 2019

SPOTLIGHT ON ‘Rusalka’ star Rachel Willis-Sørensen

As a child, Rusalka star Rachel Willis-Sørensen loved the Disney film The Little Mermaid. She loved it so much that she would sing along with the heroine Ariel, whose voice enraptures the human prince she hopes to marry.

March 5, 2019

Backstage with Matthew: The Art and Science of Fabrics

In the last edition of Backstage with Matthew, we delved into the pre-construction process for the scenic designs of our brand new production of the Mozart/Da Ponte operas. This is the beginning of a three-year journey through three of the most humanistic, emotionally perceptive operas ever written: The Marriage of Figaro, Così fan tutte and Don Giovanni, all directed by Michael Cavanagh.

See more on the San Francisco Opera Blog.

Opera Basics

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