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Opera Volunteers assisting guests


Donate your valuable time and skills to the Opera and reap rewards like an annual reception honoring our volunteers, invitations to dress rehearsals, and discounts in the Opera Shop.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Help at outdoor public events, social fundraisers, or award-winning educational programs
  • Help with clerical projects in the office
  • Work in the Opera Shop during performances and outdoor events
  • Assist with War Memorial Opera House tours
  • Serve refreshments backstage to artists
  • Become a member of one of the SFO Guild chapters

Become a Volunteer

  1. Download the Volunteer Application
  2. Mail it to:

San Francisco Opera Guild
War Memorial Opera House
301 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102

Or email it to sfoguild@sfopera.com

To learn more, call the Volunteer Office at (415) 565-6433


To learn about becoming a volunteer usher during performances, email Ushers@SFOpera.com

Supernumeraries are people of all ages who share the stage with operatic artists. Supers volunteer their time and act on the stage as non-speaking, unpaid "extras."

Supers can play soldiers, townspeople, nuns, Gypsies, as well as many other important stage-filling roles. A Super's enthusiasm and cooperation is an important part of the Company's great spirit.


Who It's For

Anyone interested in being on stage. Supers can be any age, shape or size. The roles are non-speaking and unpaid.

How to Become a Super

Please see application details below.


Please contact supers@sfopera.com.


How to Apply

Please fill out the appropriate form as thoroughly as possible.

Child Supernumerary Application
Adult Supernumerary Application

Submit applications, preference form along with a full-length photograph to supers@sfopera.com or mail to:

Rehearsal Department
San Francisco Opera
301 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102

Please be aware that super roles are limited and are cast at the discretion of the stage director. We will not be able to use all people who apply.