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Don Giovanni

June 4–July 2, 2022

Dream of the Red Chamber

June 14–July 3, 2022

Welcoming You Back, Safely

The health and safety of our patrons, employees, and artists area our number one priority.
Here are some of the ways we’re keeping everyone safe.

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All patrons must wear well-fitted masks that cover their nose, mouth, and chin when inside the facility unless they are actively eating or drinking. A non-vented N95 mask is strongly recommended. A well-fitted mask does not include a scarf, ski mask, balaclava, bandana, turtleneck collar, single layer of fabric, or any mask that has an unfiltered one-way exhaust valve. Audience members who fail to follow the Front of House safety protocols will be promptly removed from the performance venue.

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All patrons 12 and older, who are eligible*, must show proof of a booster shot received at least 7 days prior to the event or performance, in addition to proof of full vaccination (defined as two weeks after your final shot). In addition, we will require all children ages 5 to 11 to show proof of full vaccination. If bringing a child under the age of 5, please call the Box Office to purchase tickets.

*eligibility is defined strictly by the number of calendar days past completion of an initial vaccination series. Doctor recommendation, recent COVID illness, averse vaccine reaction, medical condition, etc., do not determine eligibility.

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If you must miss a performance due to a change in our safety protocols, we will work with you to exchange your tickets for those of another performance or arrange for a refund. We are also eliminating all exchange fees for this season. Exchanges can be made up to two hours before the performance.

Discover Opera

New to opera or need a refresher? Start here.


A Brief History of Opera
Born in Italy more than 400 years ago during the Renaissance, opera—a combination of vocal and orchestral music, drama, visual arts and dance—has been inspiring people for ages.

The 10 Best Operas of All Time
Choosing the ten best operas of all time is difficult but not impossible—at least not for a few San Francisco Opera experts

From Aria to Vibrato: A Glossary of Opera Terms
Find the definitions you’re seeking (and a little more) with this glossary of essential operatic terms.

A Short Guide to Opera Voices
Here is our short guide for a quick refresher on the basics of each opera voice type.

Five Badass Heroines Who Will Change the Way You Look at Opera
Check out five of our favorite opera heroines who will change the way you think of opera.

People at the Opera
Learn more about the different roles from on stage, in the pit, or behind the scenes.

What to Expect
Here is what you can expect when you come to the opera.

A Timeline of Opera History
Take a quick journey through the long and fascinating history of opera with this timeline of defining moments.

An Overview of German Opera
Let’s take a journey through time and learn all about the history of German opera!

An Overview of Italian Opera
Explore the history of Italian opera and some of the events that define the genre.

Broadway and Opera
Let's take a closer look at three of Broadway's biggest shows and how they connect to opera.

5 Things to Know about Opera
We crush some long-standing opera stereotypes with this top 5 list.

People at the Opera
Who does what onstage, in the pit and behind the scenes.

Books and Recordings We Love
Whether you're new to opera or a longtime fan, you'll enjoy these collections.

Who Does What
It takes hundreds of talented individuals—working both onstage and behind the scenes—to bring an opera to life.


Standing in SOLIDARITY


San Francisco Opera is reflecting on our efforts to become a learning organization. We have been thinking deeply about what inclusion and belonging mean to our institution.

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San Francisco Opera would like to recognize and support the recent historic formation of the Asian Opera Alliance.

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From the Blog

May 31, 2022

‘Live for Your Craft:’ Tenor Michael Fabiano Shares Wisdom From His New Documentary

Fabiano was an opera star on the rise: He was the first person to win both the Richard Tucker Award and the Beverly Sills Artist Award in the same year. It was his job to bring to life dashing rogues and winsome lovers.

May 31, 2022

An ‘Actor at Heart,’ Baritone Etienne Dupuis Forges His Own Path

One of the premier baritones in the opera world today, Dupuis is a regular on stages in France, Germany, and New York. His debut in the Metropolitan Opera’s 2018 La Bohème led the New York Times to hail the arrival of a “refined and charismatic” voice on the American opera stage.

News From the Press Room

June 14, 2022

In Song: Meigui Zhang Available Now

New episode in Webby-Award winning video series profiles fast-rising soprano Meigui Zhang.

June 9, 2022

Company Announces Instigators

New multidisciplinary program brings a group of thinkers and artists into the world of opera.

May 27, 2022

Eun Sun Kim Conducts Verdi, June 30

One-night-only concert featuring selections from Verdi's operas will be livestreamed.


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