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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.
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New to opera or need a refresher? Start here.
Who Does What
A Brief History of Opera
5 Things to Know about Opera
Books and Recordings We Love
Explore educational opportunities for all ages.
Programs for students and teachers grades K–12.
Workshops and events for families, youth and the community.
Lectures, workshops and in-depth programs for adults and universities.
Expand your understanding and enjoyment of this season’s productions.
Lively lectures around the Bay Area led by opera experts.
Discussions with artists and artistic teams from the world of opera.
Enjoy a brief overview of an opera's story, music and more before every performance.
Discover the magic that goes into creating an opera production! Visit our backstage while guided by a trained San Francisco Opera Guild volunteer docent.
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May 31–July 1, 2017
June 4–30, 2017
June 10–July 2, 2017
September 8–December 9, 2017
September 9–27, 2017
September 23–October 17, 2017
November 4–22, 2017
November 21–December 10, 2017
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