San Francisco Opera Archives

Housed in the Edward Paul Braby San Francisco Opera Archive, the archives preserve our Company’s rich holdings and artifacts, documenting our activity as the oldest surviving opera company on the West Coast.

1955 Der Rosenkavalier photo

About the Collections

Our Company’s storied history is chronicled in photographs, programs, audio and video recordings, press clippings, historic objects and much more.

We are actively digitizing our photographic and audio collections and building better infrastructure to make our collections more readily accessible to all.

Archives Exhibitions

We welcome the public to visit our beautiful photo galleries in the Wilsey Center for Opera. Currently on display are photos of iconic moments, artists and productions from our 97-year history, in vivid color and stunning black and white.

Learn more about current exhibitions

War Memorial Opera House photo

Accessing the Performance Archive

Learn about our 97-year history of performances on the main stage as well as our Spring Opera and Spring Opera Theater programs.

Browse the Archive

To learn more, please contact us at [email protected] or by phone at (415) 551-6387.