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Update regarding COVID-19: Delve into the power of opera. We are offering new virtual programming for families, educators, and artists. Please check back regularly for updates!

Education Programs

Education Programs

Explore vibrant programming for schools, family and the community.

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Opera Is On

Soaring music. Backstage stories. Artist Interviews. And now...streaming

Backstage at the Opera

Backstage at the Opera

Read our blog to get a behind-the-scenes look.

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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.


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Stream opera in an hour movies

Spending extra time with your kids at home? Stream one-hour versions of classic family-friendly operas in the comfort of your home.

Also available are our online resources including lesson plans, fun exercises, and readings to keep your kids' minds filled with opera, stories, and arts!


From the Blog

April 18, 2021

Backstage with Matthew: The Return of Live Opera: Part 3

It has been quite the task to slim down the hundreds of photos I’ve taken over the course of the last week to share with you today! Since my last Backstage with Matthew, so much has been happening as we prepare to open our Barber of Seville on April 23.

April 16, 2021

Backstage with Matthew: The Return of Live Opera: Part 2

Rehearsal weeks are always packed with activity as the elements of opera all come together in beautiful harmony. But as we prepare our new Barber of Seville production—the return of live opera to the Bay Area — I find myself pausing amidst the swirl of activity to reflect on "first times back."

April 14, 2021

Backstage with Matthew: The Return of Live Opera

Extraordinary things are happing at the Marin Center as we prepare to bring to life our LIVE production of The Barber of Seville! Every day propels us forward in major ways, and the whole production is taking shape at a breathtaking pace in advance of our opening on April 23.

See more on the San Francisco Opera Blog.

Opera Basics

New to opera or need a refresher? Start here.

Explore The Archive

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

Visit our Performance Archive