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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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November 2017

Manon by Massenet @San Francisco Opera

November 4, 2017 - November 22, 2017
San Francisco Opera, 301 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Bright lights, lavish parties and the height of fashion at every turn. But at what price? Composed at the height of the Belle Epoque, Jules Massenet’s bright, sensual opera follows a pair of not-so-innocent young lovers as they tangle with the toast of Paris, inviting dangerous consequences. Music by Jules Massenet | Libretto by Henri Meilhac and Philippe Gille Sung in French with English supertitles Massenet's masterpieces is a stunning ride Please visit San Francisco Opera at sfopera.com for performance dates and…

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Turandot by Puccini @San Francisco Opera

November 18, 2017 - December 9, 2017
San Francisco Opera, 301 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102
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What is like ice, but burns like fire? Turandot—a cold-hearted but exquisitely beautiful princess who challenges her suitors to a deadly game of wits. Only Calaf, an exiled prince, is hot-blooded enough to crack her icy veneer. Music by Giacomo Puccini | Libretto by Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni Sung in Italian with English supertitles Synopsis ACT I At sunset before the Imperial Palace in Peking, a Mandarin reads the crowd an edict: any prince seeking to marry Princess Turandot…

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Girls of the Golden West by Adams @San Francisco Opera -World Premiere

November 21, 2017 - December 10, 2017
San Francisco Opera, 301 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102
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An exciting world premiere will be opening on November 21st, 2017, titled, "Girls of the Golden West" by John Adams and Peter Sellars.The title is a co-opting of the Puccini opera, La fanciulla del West, (The Girl of the Golden West), but only uses this as a launching off point to explore new interpretations of the California Gold Rush. John Adams and Peter Sellars are probably the best known collaborators in the world of opera today. Over the past thirty-five…

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June 2018

Das Rheingold by Wagner @San Francisco Opera

June 12 - June 26
San Francisco Opera, 301 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102
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The epic story begins on the banks of the Rhine, where three maidens guard the sacred river's magical gold. The cunning dwarf Alberich, angered by the Rhinemaidens' scorn, steals the precious metal and forges a ring that gives its bearer unimaginable power. The struggle for its possession drives this fantastic drama, in which the stakes—control of the entire world—could not be higher. Francesca Zambello's production colorfully evokes the California Gold Rush era, drawing provocative parallels between Wagner's mythical kingdom of…

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Die Walküre by Wagner @San Francisco Opera

June 13 - June 27
San Francisco Opera, 301 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102
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A wounded deity comes to realize the limits of his power in the heartbreaking second installment of the cycle. Wotan, king of the gods, strives to undo the curse of the ring by fathering a pure-of-heart hero by a mortal woman. But he finds himself torn as events spin out of control and his offspring defy his will. CREW Conductor Donald Runnicles Director Francesca Zambello Associate Director Laurie Feldman Associate Director & Movement Denni Sayers Set Designer Michael Yeargan Costume…

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Siegfried by Wagner @San Francisco Opera

June 15 - June 29
San Francisco Opera, 301 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102
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The third Ring opera is, at heart, a coming-of-age story in which a fearless young hero discovers his destiny. Wotan's hope for the recovery of the ring now rests with his grandson Siegfried, who must reject his adoptive father, forge a magical sword and slay a fearsome dragon to prove himself worthy of its mighty power—and the extraordinary woman who awaits him. Francesca Zambello's "eerily resonant" production (The New York Times), which evokes a natural world ravaged by greed and…

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Götterdämmerung by Wagner @San Francisco Opera

June 17 - July 1
San Francisco Opera, 301 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102
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The cycle reaches its transcendent climax with this world-premiere production, a suspenseful tale of bravery and sacrifice, treachery and betrayal, destruction and renewal. The sacred union of Siegfried and Brünnhilde is threatened by three scheming siblings, one of whom was sired by Alberich to take possession of the ring. Driven by greed, their actions inevitably lead to chaos and destruction, until Brünnhilde—wise, pure of heart, heroic—steps forward to return the universe to its natural order in an act of self-sacrifice.…

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