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San Francisco, CA 94102
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We have been thrilling audiences in San Francisco since 1923. We are known for commissioning numerous world premieres, training some of opera’s greatest young artists and being one of the world’s leading opera companies.

 Designed in the magnificent Beaux-Arts style by Arthur Brown Jr., architect of Coit Tower and City Hall, the War Memorial Opera House is one of three landmark buildings, along with the Veteran’s Building and Davies Symphony Hall, which make up the War Memorial Performing Arts Center.

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September 2018

Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci by Mascagni and Leoncavallo @San Francisco Opera

September 7 - September 30
San Francisco Opera, 301 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102
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In a close-knit community, secret loves lead to fateful consequences. For the first time in 15 years, Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci return in a gripping double feature seething with the raw passion, jealousy and heartbreak that can only result from a scandalous, small-town affair. CREATIVE Conductor Daniele Callegari * Production José Cura Revival Director Jose Maria Condemi Chorus Director Ian Robertson CAST Turiddu Roberto Aronica Santuzza Ekaterina Semenchuk Alfio Dimitri Platanias * Lola Laura Krumm Mamma Lucia Jill Grove Canio Marco Berti Nedda Lianna Haroutounian Tonio Dimitri Platanias * Silvio…

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Roberto Devereux by Donizetti @San Francisco Opera

September 8 - September 27
San Francisco Opera, 301 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102
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History belongs to her. But does her heart? Queen Elizabeth's rule over her nation is ironclad, but a secret passion threatens to consume her. At court, the Earl of Essex faces whispers of treason amidst rumors about his relationship with the Queen. She must decide whether to sign his death warrant in an impossible choice between love and country. A Canadian Opera Company production. CREATIVE Conductor Riccardo Frizza Director Stephen Lawless Chorus Director Ian Robertson CAST Elisabetta (Elizabeth I) Sondra Radvanovsky…

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October 2018

Tosca by Puccini @San Francisco Opera – New Production

October 3 - October 30
San Francisco Opera, 301 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102
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All of Rome trembled before him. Except her. Corruption permeates every corner of Rome under Scarpia, the chief of police. When the fiery diva Tosca finds herself the target of his lust, she takes a stand in the name of all she holds sacred—art, freedom and a boundless commitment to love. Experience Puccini’s melodrama with fresh eyes in this monumental new San Francisco Opera period production. CREATIVE Conductor Leo Hussain Director Shawna Lucey Production Designer Robert Innes Hopkins Lighting Designer Michael…

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Arabella by Strauss @San Francisco Opera

October 16 - November 3
San Francisco Opera, 301 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Give and love until the day we die. Arabella is expected to marry for money to save her aristocratic parents from ruin, but she yearns for a soulmate. When she finally meets him, a case of mistaken identity leads to a mix-up that could ruin everything. Set amid the society parlors and costume balls of Vienna's golden age, Strauss' romantic comedy of errors is a touching fairy tale about youth, identity and love. A co-production of the Santa Fe Opera, Minnesota Opera…

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November 2018

It’s a Wonderful Life by Heggie @San Francisco Opera

November 17 - December 9
San Francisco Opera, 301 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Experience how precious life really is. George Bailey stands on a snowy bridge at Christmas and contemplates his end. An angel training for her wings hears his plea and journeys through his memories to save his soul. Based on Frank Capra’s beloved film, this timeless story of second chances debuts just in time for the holiday season. A co-commission and co-production with Houston Grand Opera and Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music. CREATIVE Conductor Patrick Summers Director Leonard Foglia Set Designer…

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June 2019

Carmen by Bizet @San Francisco Opera

June 5, 2019 - June 29, 2019
San Francisco Opera, 301 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Men live for her. She lives for freedom. Seville is a powder keg about to explode: A swirling chorus of factory workers and townsfolk come head to head. A fiery bullfighter entertains a lively crowd. A good soldier wavers between defiance and honor. At the center of it all is Carmen, a free-spirited seductress who is driven by her heart's desire. CREATIVE Conductor James Gaffigan Production Francesca Zambello Associate & Movement Director Denni Sayers Chorus Director Ian Robertson CAST Carmen J'Nai…

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Orlando by Handel @San Francisco Opera

June 9, 2019 - June 27, 2019
San Francisco Opera, 301 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102
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After the war ends, his battle begins.Trapped inside his war-torn mind in a military hospital during WWII, the pilot Orlando can't tell reality from delusion. As he struggles to trust his own perceptions and journey to a clearer world, his trauma ricochets on the people around him—putting love and honor to the test. A production of Scottish Opera. CREATIVE Conductor Christopher Moulds * Director Harry Fehr * Chorus Director Ian Robertson CAST Orlando Sasha Cooke Angelica Heidi Stober Dorinda Christina Gansch * Medoro…

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Rusalka by Dvořák @San Francisco Opera

June 16, 2019 - June 28, 2019
San Francisco Opera, 301 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102
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A mermaid's journey for human love.The water nymph Rusalka wants nothing more than to live on land with the Prince. To get her wish, she agrees to a fateful spell by a witch. In Dvořák’s hands, the timeless fairy tale of a woman who trades her voice for love is rendered in a powerful, otherworldly fable—a drama of shadowy depths, fervent love songs and endings that may not be what they seem. Enter an enchanting world full of immortal spirits, dark…

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