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Education Programs

Education Programs

Explore vibrant programming for schools, family and the community.

Reccomendations

Picking the Right Opera

Check out our recommendations for Fall 2017.

Backstage at the Opera

Backstage at the Opera

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Opera Basics

New to opera or need a refresher? Start here.

From the Blog

December 11, 2017

Backstage with Matthew: Sitting Side by Side

It is something of a truism that participation in the arts leads to a deeper connection to the arts. That is a central philosophy behind our education programs, opening opportunities to learn through creation and participation. 

November 28, 2017

Backstage with Matthew: Singing through the centuries

This Thursday, November 30, we are presenting a very special concert in the Taube Atrium at the Wilsey Center. It is the second concert of the San Francisco Opera Chorus, and will be conducted by our Chorus Director, Ian Robertson and accompanied by Associate Chorus Master Fabrizio Corona. 

November 8, 2017

Backstage with Matthew: A Finely Coiffed Head!

As we delve into a busy November with three operas on stage, our wig department is working around the clock to ensure that all our artists are coiffed with wigs and facial hair that morph our singers and dancers into vibrant characters from mythical China, Belle Époque Paris, and 1850s California.

See more on the San Francisco Opera Blog.

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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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