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The Future of Opera

2023–24 Season

We are entering into our second century with eight bold, innovative productions that take us deep into the richness of the human condition in a thrilling intersection of musical styles.

Upcoming Events

  • MAR 31

    APR 1, 2

    Bohème Out of the Box

    Bay area locations

    FREE AND OPEN TO ALL! San Francisco Opera is taking opera out of the Opera House for Bohème Out of the Box. These free, live performances of an abridged version of Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohème will travel to outdoor locations throughout the Bay Area this spring. Sign up to attend a performance below.

  • APR 12

    MAY 18

    Schwabacher Recital Series

    Taube Atrium Theater

    Since 1983, these recitals have featured renowned Merola alumni and have also been instrumental in launching the careers of internationally acclaimed artists.

  • JUN 3, 6, 9, 18, 21, 24, 27

    JUL 1

    Madame Butterfly

    War Memorial Opera House

    Music Director Eun Sun Kim conducts a new staging of Puccini’s heartbreaking drama from director Amon Miyamoto. Each night, the young Cio-Cio-San looks out over the port of Nagasaki, eagerly waiting the return of her husband, U.S. Naval officer Lieutenant B.F. Pinkerton. Alongside her is their young son, Trouble, who has never met his father.

  • JUN 4, 10, 20, 23, 28

    Die Frau ohne Schatten

    War Memorial Opera House

    This bucket-list opera is a must-see for every opera lover! For the ultimate opera experience immerse yourself in a story about a half-spirit and half-mortal, the Empress who lives in fear of a curse: If she doesn’t acquire a human shadow in three days’ time, the spirit world will reclaim her—and turn her husband to stone.

  • JUN 13, 17, 22, 25, 30

    El último sueño de Frida y Diego

    War Memorial Opera House

    Journey through this bold world of desire and release in a pioneering new opera by Bay Area composer Gabriela Lena Frank and the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Nilo Cruz. It's been three years since she passed. Now on the Day of the Dead in 1957, a lonely, ailing Diego Rivera makes a final wish: to see his wife Frida Kahlo once more. And the underworld heeds his call.

  • JUN 16

    100th Anniversary Concert and Dinner with the Artists

    Wilsey Center for Opera

    This once-in-a-century event features the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus, music directors past and present and 15 of the greatest artists to grace the War Memorial Opera House stage. Don't miss this chance to revel in 100 years of history as we look to the future of opera.

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