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SFO Centennial Celebration display at SF International Airport

San Francisco Opera: A Centennial Celebration at San Francisco International Airport

SFO Museum at San Francisco International Airport recently unveiled a new exhibition in connection with San Francisco Opera’s centennial titled San Francisco Opera: A Centennial Celebration. The curated installation in the Harvey Milk Terminal 1 (located post-security in Departures Level 2) showcases the Company’s rich history and the art of operatic stagecraft.

The exhibition captures one hundred years of San Francisco Opera through a curated selection of costumes, stage props, set models and archival photographs from the collections of San Francisco Opera, the Museum of Performance + Design and the Metropolitan Opera Archives.

Monthly Museum curator/Opera archivist hosted tours are available the following dates and times: 

Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. 
Tuesday, April 4, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday, May 2, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday, June 6, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday, August 1, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.

To reserve a spot on one of the tours, please download this form and email it to centennialtour@sfopera.com indicating the date you would like to attend.  Tours are limited to 20 persons.  All questions welcome!


Highlights from the exhibition include:

Romeo and Juliet costume

Roméo et Juliette, 1923

Die Walküre, 1935

Bruunhilde's costume
1940's French military outfit

La Fille du Régiment, c. 1940s

Manon, 1954

Dress from Manon

San Francisco Opera: A Centennial Celebration will be on view through October 15, 2023. SFO Museum is located post-security in Harvey Milk Terminal 1 (Departures Level 2) at San Francisco International Airport. The free exhibition can also be seen by all travelers using San Francisco International Airport Terminal 1, on the above curator/archivist hosted tour dates, and through appointment by emailing curator@flysfo.com.

For more information and to view the Exhibition Image Gallery, visit sfomuseum.org/exhibitions/san-francisco-opera-centennial.