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Education Programs

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Opera Is On

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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.

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From the Blog

July 31, 2020

‘Barber of Seville’ Star Daniela Mack on Finding Inspiration — and Navigating Hardship

At age 7, it started: a lifelong passion, sparked in the dark of a theater. Daniela Mack was attending her first opera, Giuseppe VerdiLa Traviata. It would plant the seeds of a career for the Buenos Aires-born singer, a mezzo-soprano who would one day tour the worlds great opera houses, with a voice critics compared to “polished onyx.”

July 31, 2020

Soprano Karita Mattila on Surviving Earthquakes and Shaking Up Opera

Soprano Karita Mattila has been busy. It’s 6:15pm in Helsinki, and she’s been preparing for a new production to open the Finnish National Opera’s fall season: Covid fan tutte.

July 22, 2020

Unraveling The Makropulos Case

Some mysteries are more puzzling than others. At first encounter, the secrets of The Makropulos Case appear buried as deeply as the secret its enigmatic heroine conceals until the final moments. The audience shares in the guesswork of those who try to grasp Emilia Marty’s intentions until, like them, we stand awed before her revelation, grateful for our mortality even as we dread its approach. No one can leave The Makropulos Case unmoved.

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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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