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“Always a win” 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.
San Francisco, California
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“Always a win”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

If you're stopping through SF during opera season, go see an opera. Just do it. It's a world-class company in the gorgeous War Memorial opera house. You can also buy a standing-room ticket for $20, then arrive an hour before performance time, and get a nice leaning-on-a-wall/rail spot in the orchestra level for the show. Cheap, good, amazing singer-actors. Go!

Visited February 2013
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“stunning”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

we experienced 3 operas in the most beautiful theatre . one arrives and amid all the marble foyers it is truly a greta start to a most enjoyable evening. Even in the top balcony they have large screens that show close up of the stage and orchestra so even if you can only afford the cheap seats , you will enjoy the performance just as we did

Visited July 2013
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Fremont, California
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“another great show”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

The summer performances have been great value with wonderful voices and exciting visual productions. Both Mary Magdalene and Tales of Hoffman were entrancing. The opera house is a classic, beautiful setting. The only drawback is the uncomfortable seats, even in orchestra; they must have been made for much smaller people.

Visited June 2013
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“Love the opera”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

I go to the opera every year and love it. We sit way up in the nosebleed section and it is still wonderful! The music, staging, accomodations...

Visited June 2013
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New York City, New York
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“Lovely”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

It is not one of San Francisco's most spectacular attractions, but for the Opera lover, it is more than adequate. Given the highly cultured nature of the city, it attracts interesting operas including Aida featuring set designs by Zandra Rhodes.

Visited November 2012
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