Get in the Know

Learn more about the opera you’re going to see by exploring:

Program Notes, Plot Synopses and More

Program notes, plot synopses, audio clips and short videos are found on each opera’s page.

Opera Guild previews

Enjoy in-depth looks at the season’s operas presented by music experts. Talks are offered throughout the Bay Area.

Opera Guild Previews
Insight Panels

Insight Panels

Engage with the creative team and members of the cast during these informal panel discussions of selected operas. Presented by the San Francisco Opera Guild.

pre-opera talks

Perfect for newcomers, opera aficionados and everyone in between, our Pre-Opera Talks are engaging 25-minute overviews of each opera. Learn about the opera’s music, characters, composer and historical background from a local music expert. Talks begin 55 minutes before every performance.

Pre-Opera Talks

Education Programs

San Francisco Opera and the Opera Guild bring the excitement of opera straight to the classroom with award-winning programs for K–12 and university classes. San Francisco Opera also offers year-round programs for adults and families throughout the Bay Area.