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Education Programs

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Picking the Right Opera

Check out our recommendations for the upcoming season.

Backstage at the Opera

Backstage at the Opera

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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

February 1, 2020

Inside the mind of ‘Steve Jobs’ star Sasha Cooke

Interview with Sasha Cooke, star of The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs

February 1, 2020

Where Opera Meets Illustration: An Interview with Shawna X

Where Opera Meets Illustration: An Interview with Shawna X

January 26, 2020

Backstage with Matthew: Lifting the veil on a new production

I was so proud to unveil the 2020-21 Season of San Francisco Opera on Wednesday, a season that blends thrilling new productions with exquisite presentations of some of the great core classics. It is a season heavily rooted in our artistic philosophy to tell stories that reflect our community, and one of the exciting manifestations of that will be a brand-new production of Beethoven’s only opera, Fidelio, in the opening weekend of the season.

See more on the San Francisco Opera Blog.

Opera Basics

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Our complete history of operas, casts, production teams and performance details—dating back to 1923—at your fingertips.

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