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The Box Office is closed in observance of the Memorial Day holiday and will reopen Tuesday, May 26 at 10am (phones only).
The lights may be down at the War Memorial Opera House, but we’re about to turn things up on your screen!
San Francisco Opera is proud to announce our online opera broadcast as part of Opera is ON. Our next online opera broadcast will be available Saturday, May 30 at 10am. Stay tuned for the title of this weekend's opera stream.
Performed by Stephen Costello (tenor) and Matthew Piatt (piano)
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San Francisco Opera and its resident artists, the Adler Fellows, are teaming up to use music to help fight the pain and isolation caused by the coronavirus. Tune in every day on Instagram to hear daily Odes to Joy, a video series where we share uplifting songs performed especially for you by our Adlers.
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Check out upcoming virtual events for families, educators, and artists from our Department of Diversity, Equity, and Community!
Read the full press release detailing all the new online programs our Department of Diversity, Equity, and Community is launching this month.
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May 19, 2020
Novelist Gustav Flaubert famously claimed, “Madame Bovary contains nothing of my life ... It is one of my principles that you must not write yourself. The artist ought to be in his work like God in his creation, invisible and omnipotent.” It’s one of the big questions of the relevance of art in this age of saturation: can one separate the created from the creator or, more seriously, is there an audience for an artistic work simply because of its existence, and not merely for the level of celebrity surrounding it?
Hear from Moby-Dick director Leonard Foglia as he shares how Moby-Dick came to be and provides insight into the creative process.
The challenge of turning Moby-Dick, one of the great classics of the English language, into an opera would have struck most librettists as Herculean. But for Gene Scheer, the effort was decidedly more Shakespearean.
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