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Opera in You

The Opera in You


What’s your story?

Join San Francisco Opera and the San Francisco Public Library for a series of free writing and storytelling workshops, The Opera In You. Led by experienced teachers, workshops will explore the unique experiences within us all as participants build storytelling literacy skills in a creative and collaborative environment. Each 5-part workshop series culminates in free public events where participants are encouraged to share their story. Selected stories may even become songs showcased on stage at San Francisco Opera, where opera is for everyone.

Register for the Opera In You: Season Finale Showcase


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Past Workshop Dates & Library Locations

Online Workshops

All online workshops are held on Zoom and limited to a maximum of 12 participants per class.

Mondays, 10:00am - 12:00pm PT with F.T. Kola
February 13, 20, 27, March 6 and 13, 2023

Mondays, 6:00pm - 8:00pm PT with Patricia Cotter 
February 13, 20, 27, March 6 and 13, 2023

Wednesdays, 5:30pm - 7:30pm PT with Sara Marinelli
February 15, 22, March 1, 8 and 15, 2023

Section 3:

Saturdays, 10:30am - 12:30pm

January 28, February 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2023

  • Golden Gate Valley Branch Library with David Rodriguez
  • Presidio Branch Library with Nicole Apostol Bruno
  • Potrero Branch Library with Christian Wilburn
  • Main Library, Sycip Meeting Room with Corey Rosen (Limited Capacity)

Section 2:

Saturdays, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

October 22, 29, November 19, December 3 and 10, 2022

  • Chinatown Branch Library with F.T. Kola
  • Noe Valley Branch Library with Patricia Cotter
  • Ortega Branch Library with Christian Wilburn
  • Richmond Branch Library with Sara Marinelli
  • Visitacion Valley Library with Nicole Apostol Bruno
  • Main Library, 5th Floor with Corey Rosen

Section 1:

Saturdays, 10:00am - 12:00pm

September 17, 24, October 1, 8, and 15, 2022

  • Glen Park Branch Library with Christian Wilburn
  • Western Addition Branch Library with F.T. Kola
  • Bayview Branch Library with Nicole Apostol Bruno
  • Anza Branch Library with David Rodriguez
  • North Beach Branch Library with Sara Marinelli
  • Main Library, 5th Floor with Corey Rosen

Our Teaching Artists

Our teaching artists are expert storytellers, writers, and performers. Learn more about your instructor.

Lead Teaching Artist - Main

Corey Rosen

Teaching Artist - Visitacion Valley

Nicole Apostol Bruno

Teaching Artist - Noe Valley

Patricia Cotter

Teaching Artist - Chinatown

F.T. Kola

Teaching Artist - Richmond

Sara Marinelli

Teaching Artist - Ortega

Christian Wilburn

Teaching Artist - Anza

David Rodriguez