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CELEBRATING THE SUMMER SEASON

STARTING JULY 10 AT 7:30PM PACIFIC

headshotsWe're beaming all the music, beauty, and drama of the Opera House direct to your living room.

Grab a glass of bubbly and tune in for a 90-minute evening of arias, interviews, and more with stars from the Summer 2020 Season hosted by Tad and Dianne Taube General Director Matthew Shilvock.

The event airs on Friday, July 10, at 7:30pm Pacific and will be available to stream on demand following the premiere through Sunday, July 12, at 11:59pm Pacific. 

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Coming Up Next

Mark your calendar for these upcoming streams.

Saturday, July 18

Rossini's CINDERELLA

Saturday, July 25

Janáček’s THE MAKROPULOS CASE

Stream Past Operas

 

Donors and subscribers can still stream past productions of Mephistopheles, The Capulets and the Montagues, Moby-Dick, and Lucrezia Borgia by logging in here.

Odes to Joy

If your voice could inspire the world, what would you sing? 

San Francisco Opera and current and former resident artists are teaming up to use music to help fight the pain and isolation caused by the coronavirus. Tune in on Instagram to hear Odes to Joy, a video series where we share uplifting songs performed especially for you.

WATCH RECENT ODES TO JOY

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Opera Aficionado

Opera Aficionado is an exciting, new suite of programs designed for patrons who are passionate about opera. Aficionado provides an opportunity to learn more, dive deeper, and get an inside look at the world of opera.

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Get Virtual

Check out upcoming virtual events for families, educators, and artists from our Department of Diversity, Equity, and Community!

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The Opera Hour

Opera’s most intriguing performances, curated by opera experts — including our very own general director, Matthew Shilvock.
 On the first Sunday of every month at 8pm Pacific, Matthew Shilvock joins Bill Lueth, president of San Francisco’s classical music radio station KDFC, for an hour of hand-picked operas and arias.


In The Opera Hour, they break down the classics with warmth, charm, and insight — not to mention insider scoops into the local opera scene! Kick back and tune in!

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Opera for the Soul

Enjoy curated playlists from some of our most beloved San Francisco Opera personalities.

For more playlists, tune in on Spotify.

Cooking with San Francisco Opera

Our friends at Arbor Café are bringing you a dinner recipe to pair with your stream of Susannah.

From the Blog

July 5, 2020

Creativity amidst Adversity

Happy July 4th Weekend! I hope that you are staying well and that you have been able to enjoy a festive weekend. I hope that you’ll tune in tonight at 8pm to Classical KDFC for our Broadway edition of The Opera Hour. President of KDFC Bill Lueth and I will explore the operatic side of Broadway in this holiday-weekend festival of song!

July 3, 2020

Susannah and Sam Polk Speak: An Interview with Patricia Racette and Brandon Jovanovich

The San Francisco Opera premiere of Carlisle Floyd’s Susannah on September 6, 2014 was one of those big nights. The opera had been performed in the House before in 1967 by the affiliated yet separate Spring Opera Theater Company (with the composer-librettist himself also acting as stage director), but even as she racked up hundreds of performances worldwide, Susannah had to wait another five decades for a return.

July 1, 2020

American Icon: Carlisle Floyd Talks About Life and Opera

On February 24, 1955, when the final curtain came down on the world premiere of Susannah, Carlisle Floyd’s life changed forever. Until then, the young pianist and assistant professor at Florida State University had no plans to devote himself to composing operas. But, with that moment, the disparate influences and events of his life came together to make his destiny impossible to ignore.

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Fun & Games

Opera Games

Flex those gray cells and test your opera knowledge opera games created just for you.

HAVE FUN

Zoom Backgrounds

Spice up your Zoom backgrounds with some of your favorite San Francisco Opera views!

ZOOM IT UP

#SFOperaCocktails

Indulge in an opera-themed libation.

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Opera is ON is made possible by an OPERA America Innovation Grant, supported by the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation.