← San Francisco Opera
New to opera or need a refresher? Start here.
A Brief History of Opera
A Glossary of Opera Terms
A Short Guide to Opera Voices
5 Things to Know about Opera
Books and Recordings We Love
Who Does What
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.
We are offering new virtual programming for families, educators, and artists.
Explore vibrant programming for schools, family and the community.
Soaring music. Backstage stories. Artist Interviews. And now...livestreaming
Read our blog to get a behind-the-scenes look.
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!
October 28, 2021
October 27, 2021
Opera director Michael Cavanagh has a confession to make.
“I'm one of the few Canadians never to have played organized hockey,” he says, his laughter belying the seriousness of his transgression. “I should be in a museum.”
October 12, 2021
See more on the San Francisco Opera Blog.
Our complete history of operas, casts, production teams and performance details—dating back to 1923—at your fingertips.
Visit our Performance Archive