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By George Frideric Handel



June 15-28, 2024


George Frideric Handel


Starting at $26

Run Time

3 hours, 30 minutes with two intermissions



Roaring Twenties. Raging Love.

She’s the most eligible bachelorette in 1920s Paris. And she’s besieged by suitors.

Love is a battlefield in Christopher Alden’s Olivier award-winning production of Partenope, a laugh-out-loud comedy of romance and rejection, set to some of George Frideric Handel’s most masterful music.

A master of the Baroque repertoire, Christopher Moulds returns to the podium to lead Handel’s virtuosic score, a brisk confection full of high-flying virtuosity and emotionally stirring arias.

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OperaVision, HD video projection screens featured in the Balcony level for the first three performances.


Partenope is the queen of the Paris social scene, her salon a magnet to the era’s surrealist artists as they vie for her hand in a laugh-out-loud comedy.

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* San Francisco Opera Debut

June 15, 19, 23, 25, 28, 2024

Previous performances of Partenope can be found in our Archive.

English National Opera and Opera Australia Co-Production


Audio excerpts are from the 2014 performances of Partenope with the San Francisco Opera Orchestra conducted by Julian Wachner

Overture/San Francisco Opera Orchestra;  “Io seguo sol fiero”/Daniela Mack (Rosmira); “Qual farfalletta”/Danielle de Niese (Partenope); Nobil core che ben ama/Anthony Roth Costanzo  (Armindo)


Made Possible By

This production is made possible, in part, by Barbara A. Wolfe; Bernard and Barbro Osher; and Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem