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    2016–17 Single Tickets on Sale 

    You can now purchase tickets to our upcoming 2016–17 Season. Discover the power of live performance, the electricity of the crowd and the music and passion of opera. Explore France in a lavish production of Andrea Chénierbe swept away to China with the world premiere of Dream of the Red Chamber and discover Egypt in a new production of Aida.

    Buy 3 or more operas and Save!  

    Watch the 2016–17 Season trailer 






    San Francisco Opera at the Ballpark Tomorrow

    San Francisco Opera and the San Francisco Giants invite you to Opera at the Ballpark on July 2 at 7:30pm. This free simulcast of Bizet’s Carmen will be streamed live from the War Memorial Opera House. Pre-show and intermission will be hosted by KDFC's Dianne Nicolini and Hoyt Smith. Join 30,000 fellow attendees for an unforgettable evening of operaand garlic friesunder the stars. 


    *Please note: This production contains violence, nudity and sexual situations. Parental discretion advised.


    Maria Manetti Shrem & Jan Shrem Founders, Emerging Stars Fund

    2016 Emerging Star of the Year Competition 

    It’s your last chance to vote! Select your favorite of 11 virtuoso artists supported this season by the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Emerging Stars Fund. Watch performance clips of each singer in their featured productions and follow the instructions to choose the singer who most deserves the title of 2016 Emerging Star of the Year. Can’t decide? Don’t worry! You are allowed one vote per day, so you can show your support for each of these exciting young singers. Voting ends this Sunday, July 3.   



    Only three performances remain! Experience the provocative tale of love, lust and murder by acclaimed director Calixto Bieito in Carmen on July 2 and 3, or witness the transformative power of love and forgiveness in Jenůfa tonight.


    Tune in Sunday, July 3 at 8pm for the haunting double bill of Gordon Getty and Claude Debussy's The Fall of the House of Usher with Brian Mulligan, Jason Bridges, Jacqueline Piccolino, Jamielyn Duggan, Anthony Reed, Joel Sorensen and Edward Nelson; conducted by Lawrence Foster.  

    Listen online at kdfc.com or on FM 90.3 San Francisco, Los Gatos and Saratoga; 89.9 North and East Bay; 92.5 Ukiah-Lakeport; 104.9 South Bay and Peninsula; or Comcast Cable 981. Broadcasts are available On Demand for one month after original air date.  

    San Francisco Opera members enjoy exclusive benefits all season long while providing vital support for our thrilling productions, immersive education programs, free community events and more. When you make a new or increased gift to San Francisco Opera before July 31, your gift will be matched dollar for dollar thanks to the Gockley Ovation Challenge. 



    Experience the future of opera at the 2016 Merola Summer Festival, showcasing 29 young artists from around the world. Performances take place at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (50 Oak Street).

    Schwabacher Summer Concert
    Thu, July 7 at 7:30pm 
    Sat, July 9 at 2pm 

    Transformations by Conrad Susa
    Thu, July 21 at 7:30pm 
    Sat, July 23 at 2pm


    Student groups are invited to attend Dress Rehearsals during the 2016–17 Season! Interested in bringing your class? 
    Email education@sfopera.com for more information.

    Ignite your students’ imaginations through the drama of live performance.


    Join BRAVO! CLUB for our most glamorous event of the year and celebrate the new opera season at the annual BRAVO! CLUB Opening Night Gala on September 9Start the evening with a pre-performance reception, then be transported to French Revolution-era Paris with a performance of Andrea Chénier. Afterwards, dance the night away in the beautiful Green Room at the Veterans Building, featuring an open bar and hors d'oeuvres.



    San Francisco Opera Guild opens the 2016–17 Season with a spectacular evening of world-class opera, fine dining and dancing. Opening Night festivities include an elegant cocktail reception, a sumptuous dinner, dancing and celebration into the night. Join us and commemorate the 94th San Francisco Opera Season Opening Night on September 9.


    American Impresario is the story of San Francisco Opera's dynamic General Director David Gockley. Packed with beautiful photos from Gockley's many premieres and productions as well as fascinating behind-the-scenes photos, this book by Damian Fowler is an illuminating and insightful account of Gockley's impact on opera in America over the past 45 years.

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    The San Francisco Opera Archive is looking for assistance with organizing materials related to the history of San Francisco Opera.

    A minimum time commitment of three hours per week required. PC skills, including Word, Excel and Outlook proficiency are important. Knowledge of opera is helpful.

    Contact afarris@sfopera.com