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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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Activities: Arts and crafts
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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Beautiful building-No Opera unfortunately on this occasion

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 14, 2015
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Dublin, Ireland
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60 reviews 60 reviews
33 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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Eagle River, Alaska
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

My first "real" opera - and what fun! I have no idea what took me 55 years to finally attend the opera. Perhaps it was a fear that it would be "an acquired taste". How silly of me. La Boheme was witty, funny (the audience laughs!), spirited, a visual treat, and what amazing voices. I was thrilled. There is simply... More 

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North Oaks, Minnesota
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The setting is amazing, the cast and orchestra were superb. The downstairs facility for snacks and drinks was elegant and fun for the kids.

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Fremont, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We bought one season, decided it wasn't for us but they keep calling and calling trying to get us to renew. It's sad really....

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San Francisco, California
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86 reviews 86 reviews
16 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Yes it was a great evening, the Opera is well staffed to keep the crowed moving. The opera itself was very entertaining.

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Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Was taken by a local to see la Boheme which was delightful. Simple but clever sets and the cast were fabulous.

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