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STREAMING THIS WEEKEND

FALSTAFF

With drink after drink, the knight Falstaff buries himself in greater and greater debt. But he's already cooked up a plan to weasel his way out of poverty. Starring Bryn Terfel.

2021 SPRING PROGRAMMING

This Spring We're Singing...On Stage and Online

RING FESTIVAL

 

Experience Wagner’s Ring cycle from the comfort of home. Stream the operas online in sequence and explore Wagner’s masterpiece with our Ring Festival educational events. Tickets are $15 each or check out our All-Access Festival Pass.

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ON STAGE

 

Live Opera is Returning to the Bay Area Like You’ve Never Seen it Before And You’re Invited!
Join us as we turn a masterpiece on its head and celebrate the next generation of opera stars in a series of expertly crafted drive-in experiences.

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ONLINE

 

Journey virtually into the world of opera like never before with new podcasts, passionate performances, intimate interviews, and so much more.

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A MESSAGE OF SOLIDARITY

Our voices join in the call for justice and an end to institutionalized racism, hate, and intolerance. We acknowledge opera’s own troubled history and are committed to listening, learning, and being a force for change in our industry, starting with ourselves. #BlackLivesMatter

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From the Blog

February 22, 2021

Giuseppe Verdi and Falstaff

When Verdi’s Macbeth was first performed in Paris in 1865 in a version specifically revised for performance in the French capital—with an added ballet and many modifications—the reaction of the French public was not enthusiastic. 

February 20, 2021

‘I Can’t Let That Stop Me:’ Stage Legend George Shirley on Overcoming Hatred

Tenor George Shirley has always been aware of the fact that, for many Americans, his skin color alone has made him the object of hatred. Back in the early days of his career—when he was completing basic training on his way to a position in the U.S. Army Chorus—he knew some of his fellow soldiers were uncomfortable sharing the barracks with a Black man in uniform. He heard the slurs as their cars rolled by.

February 20, 2021

Bay Area Spotlight: Librettist Aja Couchois Duncan on Writing One of 2020’s Biggest Hits

It proved to be one of the biggest opera successes of 2020. The New York Times labeled it “a parable for our time.” The Los Angeles Times dubbed it “the best ticket in opera right now.” And The New Yorker called it a “gut punch.” Sweet Land—which premiered last year on February 29—marked a powerful new entry in a line of experimental operas from the Los Angeles-based company The Industry.

News From the Press Room

February 16, 2021

Spring 2021 programming

Announcing return to live performances, online Ring Festival and new digital content programs.

January 27, 2021

Tosca at Fort Mason drive-in

Postponed screenings of Puccini's Tosca at the drive-in will take place February 12 and 13.

January 26, 2021

February/March Opera Aficionado lectures

Diversity, Equity and Community's interactive lecture series celebrates love and Women's History Month.

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