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During the 2023-24 Season, the third performance of every opera will be available as a livestream.
The third performance of every main-stage opera during the 2023 season will be available to view as a livestream. In addition, the opera will be available on-demand for 48 hours after the performance.
Tickets for each livestream performance are $27.50. See below for the livestream schedule.
Samsung SmartTVs: Running the FrontRow app on a Samsung SmartTV is more complicated as they are each certified separately. The current list of available TVs, as of their last update, is as follows:
Basic, Standard, and Premium models for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023.
The application will not load (nor is it findable on models older than the ones listed here). If you also have a newer model and it is not one of the ones listed here you may also be affected.
Samsung's last update was July 5, 2023.
Front Row is now available on your SmartTV!
Login the App Store on your device.
1. Search for 'San Francisco Opera' ('SFO Front Row' on Amazon's Firestick)
2. Download the SF Opera Front Row app (there are 2 SF Opera apps -- the one you are looking for has a black background; also please download the blue one for up to the minute information about current events at San Francisco Opera). PLEASE NOTE: you may be asked for the Apple or Samsung store password -- if so, be sure not to use your San Fransico Opera password yet.
3. Leave the App Store and find the app on your home screen Open Front Row You may be asked to go to https://activate.sfopera.com and enter the code you see on your screen.
4. Use your SFO email and password to log in to San Francisco Opera. 5. Select the Performance and enjoy the livestream!
This video provides a general overview and demonstrates how to Screen Cast and Mirror using Airplay, Chromecast (4.4.2 and newer), Apple TV, Android, FireTV, Mirrorcast, and Game Consoles.
(sfopera.com is not affiliated nor endorses this content)
A livestream is a live recording that is coming straight to you from the War Memorial Opera House! The performance is happening at the same time you are seeing it.
Yes! We will be livestreaming the third performance of every opera and they will be on demand for 48 hours after the performance. Any concert we live stream will not be on demand.
Visit https://frontrow.sfopera.com/ and sign in to your San Francisco Opera account. If you have purchased a livestream, it should be there! If you are still having trouble, check and make sure you are in the right San Francisco Opera account. If that is not working, please reach out to our friendly box office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
San Francisco Opera has a variety of digital content on Front Row! Enjoy clips from past operas, our award winning “In Song” series and more!
First you must make an account. Click “Sign In” in the upper righthand corner to sign in to your existing San Francisco Opera account (use the same username and password as you do on San Francisco Opera’s website) or, on the “Sign In” page, click to make a new account. Then navigate to the livestream you would like to purchase.
Paid livestream performances are at the top of the home page. All other content is free unless specified.
If your sfopera.com account uses your email address as your username, you can log into your sfopera.com account to purchase streaming, If you use a something other than your email, please create a new account on frontrow or call the box office to purchase.
If you don’t have an online account with San Francisco Opera, you can create a new account by clicking “sign in” in the upper righthand corner and then clicking “sign-up here.”
Click on sign-on and then click “Forgot Password.”
A fast and reliable broadband internet connection is required. For streaming content, your download speed should be at least 1.5mbps or 5mbps foroptimal or HD video quality.
There are many free tools available online to test your internet speed, including SpeedTest.net. For streaming content, your download speed should be at least 1.5mbps, or 5mbps for optimal or HD video quality.
Other tips for internet issues:
If you are using Wifi, you can try connecting to the internet with a hard-wired connection.
Close other applications on your device and disconnect other devices using the same WiFi network.
Reset and/or turn off and restart your modem and/or router.
Move your devices closer to your WiFi router.
Check your internet browser:
If you are having problems in one browser (Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari), try a different one.
Clear browser cache and/or close and restart your browser.
Close other tabs in your browser.
Update your internet browser to the latest version.
Update your device's operating system (OS) to the latest version.
Yes! Please search your app store for “SFO Front Row” on Apple TV, Samsung, Android TV, or Amazon Fire TV.
SF Opera Front Row is now available on Apple TV, Amazon Firestick, Samsung, and Android TV. For Chromecast, make sure you are accessing the stream through your Chrome internet browser. Once the video is loaded on your computer, click "View" in the navigation bar of Chrome and then click on "Cast."
A small window should show up called "Cast Tab" on the right corner of your browser page and the name of your connected television should be listed there.
Click the name of your TV and the video should show up on your television.
Yes! Here some additional hints below in the event you have a SmartTV or are already equipped with mirror or casting devices to send content from your computer, tablet, or smartphone to your TV.
Chromecast If you have a Chromecast dongle or a smart TV with with built-in Chromecast support, you can cast apps and Chrome web pages from your phone to your television with a few taps. In order to do this, your phone must be on the same Wi-Fi network as your streaming dongle or smart TV.
Yes! English subtitles are available on the video player. To see subtitles, click the gear symbol at the bottom righthand part of the screen near the play/pause button. Unfortunately subtitles in other languages aren’t available at this time.
Hover your mouse over the player and click the gear symbol at the bottom righthand part of the screen near the play/pause button
When you stream something from another device like iMac or iPhone to your Apple TV, the subtitle setting on your original device is disregarded the moment of the switch for that movie. In order to turn on the captions on your TV, swipe down during playback on your Apple TV during playback to get to the information window with chapters, subtitle options, and audio options.