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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.

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April 10, 2017

ARIA Festival on May 6: Youth Voices for Change

Free, all-day community open house features performances, interactive workshops, and crafts.

April 6, 2017

Next Schwabacher Debut Recital is April 30

Pianist Warren Jones with soprano Amina Edris, tenor Amitai Pati, and baritone Andrew G. Manea.

March 20, 2017

Interactive performance for infants and toddlers

Education Department presents the American premiere of Up in the Mountains, April 19-23.

The Diane B. Wilsey Center for Opera

Located on the 4th floor of the Veterans Building and featuring the 299-seat Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater, the John M. Bryan Education Studio for student, family and adult programs and the Edward Paul Braby San Francisco Opera Archive.

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Professional Artist Training

The Opera Center

San Francisco Opera Center is dedicated to nurturing opera's most promising young artists. Since 1982, the Opera Center has welcomed the finest young artists from around the world into its celebrated programs.

Merola Opera Program

Experience the future of opera. Recognized as one of the world’s foremost young artist programs, the Merola Opera Program trains tomorrow’s opera superstars and presents the annual Merola Summer Festival.

Opera Guild

For over 75 years, San Francisco Opera Guild has offered enthralling, award-winning K-12 education programs and engaging community outreach programs.

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Explore the Archive

Our complete history of operas, casts, production teams and performance details—dating back to 1923—at your fingertips.

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BRAVO! Club

Young professionals club for opera lovers ages 21-40.  Meet new people, get insider scoop and save big on some of the best seats in the house.

Subscriber Advantage

Subscribers pay the lowest price for the best seats and enjoy no-fee exchanges. 

Orpheus

Orpheus is a dynamic community of young donors who share a passion for opera and a belief in its future.

Press Room

Our Press Room offers resources for the media including press releases, photos and press kits.

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