Final Dress Rehearsal Program

Make the War Memorial Opera House your classroom.

Students have been enjoying our final dress rehearsals since 1939. Both San Francisco Opera and San Francisco Opera Guild offer final dress rehearsal programs to educators that will help you introduce your students to the production before they attend the opera.

Who It's For

School groups and youth groups. See opera description for age recommendation.

A separate application for senior and community groups is available here.


Summer 2022

How It Works

Our recorded Pre-Opera Talks and Educator Materials will be provided for you and your students to better understand the production. We encourage you to review these materials with your group before your visit to the Opera House for the best experience possible.

Cost and Availability

See below for details. Pricing varies by number of seats. Scholarships are available.

Mozart's Don Giovanni

Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 2PM

Fleeing the scene of his crime, a lecherous nobleman commits a heinous murder—an act so depraved that it unleashes the vengeance of hell itself. The Mozart-Da Ponte trilogy concludes in a post-apocalyptic future with Don Giovanni, an opera that masterfully blends dark comedy with even darker deeds.

*Recommended for grades 11-12 and college level

Bright Sheng's Dream of the Red Chamber

Saturday, June 11, 2022 at 6PM

The noble Jia family may have finally found the solution to its age-old debt: She’s young, she’s beautiful, and, most importantly, she’s wealthy. There’s only one problem. She’s not the woman of Bao Yu’s dreams. Adapted from a classic of world literature, Dream of the Red Chamber is an opulent exploration of love, lust, and political intrigue in imperial China.

*Recommended for grades 6-12 and college level

Pricing infoRMATION

1-10 seats: $100
11-20 seats: $200
21-30 seats: $300
31-40 seats: $400
41-50 seats: $500

51-60 seats: $600
61-80 seats: $700
81-100 seats: $900
101-130 seats: $1,000
131-160 seats: $1,250

Inquire about Final Dress RehearsalS

Contact San Francisco Opera Department of Diversity, Equity and Community at (415) 565-3274 or [email protected] if:

  • You wish to inquire about attending dress rehearsals as a senior group,
  • Your student group has never attended dress rehearsals before,
  • Your student group has previously attended a dress rehearsal through San Francisco Opera,
  • Your student group participates in an Opera Arts Resources in Action (ARIA) program, or
  • You would like to attend a free professional development session about the opera.


Contact San Francisco Opera Guild at (415) 565-3280 or [email protected] if:

  • Your student group has previously attended a dress rehearsal through the Opera Guild,
  • Your student group participates in Sing a Story, Opera à la Carte, or a Create with Us program, or
  • You would like a Guild teaching artist to visit your school prior to your trip to the opera.