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“Fancy opening night” 5 of 5 stars
Review of San Francisco Opera

San Francisco Opera
301 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA (415) 861-4008 (Civic Center)
(415) 861-4008
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Ranked #61 of 394 Activities in San Francisco
Type: Operas, Performances
Activities: Arts and crafts
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Owner description: Attend one of the best operas in the U.S. From September through January every year.
Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Fancy opening night”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

We bought tickets for the season opening without realizing it. It was very cool seeing people dressed like from 1800s.
Don't wait for a taxi outside the opera house after the show. Try to walk couple of blocks and stop one on the street.

Visited September 2011
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San Francisco, California
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“Wonderful.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

Beautiful, classic opera...Renee Flemming's voice is incredible!

Visited October 2011
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San Francisco, California
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“Unmissable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

The San Francisco Opera is a beautiful jewelbox in the Beaux Arts style. I have seen dozens of Operas performed here. The sightlines are good just about anywhere except in the orchestra: the floor is not raked at a good angle. Even if you sit in the second row you stand the chance of someone who is tall, or with
big hair blocking your view.
The acoustics are excellent and most productions are generally beautifully executed.
It is expensive, but there is a range of ticket prices starting at $10. for standing room, which works sometimes.

Visited November 2011
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Oakland, California, United States
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“Sing the Messiah for a Day of Inspiration”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

Singing the Messiah is an inspiring annual event well worth the time!

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San Francisco, California
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“A grand evening out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

Find any number of events to attend here throw o. Your nice outfit and come and enjoy
I've scene operas here and ballet and I love them both
Great for family's friends anybody
The shows are top shelf you'll be glad you came
There great dinning and drinks near bye

Visited November 2011
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