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Discover Opera

Opera is drama or comedy told in music through powerful, unamplified voices. Opera combines all the art forms—vocal and instrumental music, theater, drama, visual art and often dance—into one complete theatrical experience.

TV and Radio Broadcasts

Tune in to some of your favorite performances!

Opera Education

Explore educational programs for schools, family and the community.

Grand Opera Cinema Series

Experience our productions in a theater near you!

Opera Basics

New to opera or need a refresher? Start here.


Education Programs

Explore educational opportunities for all ages.


Programs for students and teachers grades K12.


Workshops and events for families, youth and the community.


Lectures, workshops and in-depth programs for adults and universities.

Performance Enhancers

Expand your understanding and enjoyment of this season’s productions.

Opera Previews

Lively lectures around the Bay Area led by opera experts.

Insight Panels

Discussions with artists and artistic teams from the world of opera.

Pre-Opera Talks

Enjoy a brief overview of an opera's story, music and more before every performance.

Tour The Opera House

Discover the magic that goes into creating an opera production! Visit our backstage while guided by a trained San Francisco Opera Guild volunteer docent.

Reserve your spot today


2017 Summer season


May 31–July 1, 2017

Don Giovanni

June 4–30, 2017

La Bohème

June 10–July 2, 2017


2017–18 Season


September 8–December 9, 2017


September 9–27, 2017

La Traviata

September 23–October 17, 2017


November 4–22, 2017

Girls of the Golden West

November 21–December 10, 2017

The Ring

Through myth we find humanity. From the birth of nature to the fall of the gods and the dawn of a new age, the most monumental work of art ever created returns.

Enter the Ring