Adult Programs

San Francisco Opera serves over 43,000 adults each year through a range of educational programs. 

Overture Workshops
Our popular interactive evening workshops explore how opera is produced.  Offered as a four-session course or as individual workshops.

Pre-Opera Talks
Each season, more than 40,000 people join us before the curtain rises to attend pre-opera talks given by music experts to enhance their opera-going experience.

Symposia and Partner Lectures
In collaboration with San Francisco Opera productions, we work with community partners to present dynamic lectures and events throughout the Bay Area, tied to San Francisco Opera productions.

Senior Lectures and Dress Rehearsals 
We provide lectures about specific operas at underserved Bay Area senior centers, followed by an invitation to attend the final dress rehearsal of that opera.

Help support our adult programs by becoming a Friend of Education.

For more information about Friends of Education, contact Joo Eun Lee at (415) 551-6244 or