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San Francisco Opera

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Address: 301 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA (415) 861-4008
Phone Number: (415) 861-4008
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Description: Attend one of the best operas in the U.S. From September through January...
Attend one of the best operas in the U.S. From September through January every year.
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Very beautiful opera house with good acoustics and very helpful staff. A cafe in the opera house serves a very good buffet before the performances (check for details as not all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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BARROW
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Very beautiful opera house with good acoustics and very helpful staff. A cafe in the opera house serves a very good buffet before the performances (check for details as not all performances may have the buffet). Only recommendation for them would be to better advertise available parking and advance purchase parking.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I had the chance to see The Trojans here. Powerful staging and singing of a rarely seen opera. Picked up some opera DVDs from the excellent shop. Fun atmosphere on the outdoor terrace at intermission , with City Hall lit up in the Warriors team colors. (They won the NBA the night of the performance.) A gorgeous house and a... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The opera house is a beautiful building, then the auditorium is just lovely. The staff were really attentive. We saw the marriage of Figaro and it was great, expensive but well worth it.

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Laguna Woods, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I'm not too much into opera, but a friend brought me. To my surprise, I loved the decor and the layout. Our seats were great and the performance was amazing.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Being here several times always a magical experience. If looking for perfect evening with your significant other get tickets in advance and start getting ready early. Go to the restaurant downstairs around 6:30 PM and just about 10' prior to the opera begins you walk to your box. Opera ends around 10:30 PM...

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The opera house is located beside City Hall-great architecture to be appreciated around the Civic centre-exercise care if you are walking north of this area around the Tenderloin1

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

SF Opera nearly always has tickets available, so don't think that because you don't have tickets you can't go. Just go online and buy some! Get the best you can afford. Warning, it can be very hot in the Balcony.....SF Opera is high up in artistic accomplishment, usually putting on a fabulous show. You don't have to dress up, but... More 

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The building is beautiful. We went to see the Nutcracker in December and it was decorated for the season. Which made the building even more elegant.

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San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I surprised my wife on her birthday and took her to the italian version of Cinderella by Gioachino Rossini at the SF Opera. Was a beautiful experience and we loved every bit of it! However, I rate it Very Good and not Excellent simply because of the seats. The seats were pretty old and felt very hard. The leg room... More 

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Komotini, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I was very lucky to watch La Boheme in November. Oh, it was an amazing experience. I bought a 87$ ticket and i thought that it was very expensive! At the end of night i did not regret about that...

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Address: Address: 301 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA (415) 861-4008
Phone Number: (415) 861-4008
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Civic Center

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Civic Center is the seat of power for all things government and performance-related in the city. Although its streets are best walked during daytime, numerous cultural gems are within close proximity to one another. The symphony, opera, ballet, and jazz center offer year round entertainment within the shadow of the city’s Beaux-Arts crown jewel: the gold tipped dome of City Hall.
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