Final Dress Rehearsal Program

Make the War Memorial Opera House your classroom.

Students have been enjoying our final dress rehearsals since 1939. Both San Francisco Opera and San Francisco Opera Guild offer final dress rehearsal programs to educators that will help you introduce your students to the production before they attend the opera.

Who It's For

School groups, senior groups or youth groups. See opera description for age recommendation.


Summer and Fall 2018

How It Works

Educators and community group leaders attend Professional Development for Educator sessions prior to attending a dress rehearsal. Sessions include a lecture with an opera expert, a performance by an opera singer and an in-depth exploration of our Educator Materials.

Cost and Availability

See below for details. Pricing varies by number of seats.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 3-5:45pm

Wagner's Das Rheingold

Scorned by three beautiful Rhinemaidens, the dwarf Alberich renounces love and steals the Rhine’s magical gold to forge a ring granting its bearer absolute power. Recommended for Grades 5+.

Thursday, June 7, 2018, 5-9:45pm

Wagner's Die Walküre

When confronted with the futility of his dream, Wotan is forced to forsake not only his son but also his beloved daughter, the warrior-maiden Brünnhilde. Recommended for Grades 5+.

Friday, June 8, 2018, 5-10pm

Wagner's Siegfried

Raised by the deceitful dwarf Mime, Siegfried – the mortal son of Siegmund and Sieglinde – rebuffs authority as he wins the ring and forges his own path to the extraordinary woman who awaits him. Recommended for Grades 5+.

Sunday, June 10, 2018, 5-10:30pm

Wagner's Götterdämmerung

Fueled by greed, Hagen’s actions lead to chaos and destruction until Brunnhilde returns the world to its natural order. Recommended for Grades 5+.

Pricing infoRMATION

131-160 seats: $1,250
101-130 seats: $1,000
81-100 seats: $900
61-80 seats: $700
51-60 seats: $600

41-50 seats: $500
31-40 seats: $400
21-30 seats: $300
11-20 seats: $200
1-10 seats: $100

Inquire about Final Dress Rehearsal Availability

Contact San Francisco Opera Education at (415) 551-6296 or if:

  • Your student group has never attended dress rehearsals before,
  • Your student group has previously attended a dress rehearsal through San Francisco Opera,
  • Your student group participates in an Opera Arts Resources in Action (ARIA) program, or
  • You would like to attend a free professional development session about the opera.


Contact San Francisco Opera Guild at (415) 565-3280 or if:

  • Your student group has previously attended a dress rehearsal through the Opera Guild,
  • Your student group participates in Sing a Story, Opera à la Carte, or a Create with Us program, or
  • You would like a Guild teaching artist to visit your school prior to your trip to the opera.