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We have been thrilling audiences in San Francisco since 1923. We are known for commissioning numerous world premieres, training some of opera's greatest young artists and being one of the world's leading opera companies. Come visit us during our...more
The performances were amazing, a significant step up from any live opera I've ever seen. I would agree with the reviews complaining about the seats. They are not comfortable, and my knees touched the seat in front of us. But the theater is beautiful, and...More
This was our first visit to the San Francisco opera house and it was quite memorable. Having attended many performances at the Metropolitan Opera, we were equally entertained here. We saw Roberto Devereaux and Cav/Pag and the talent was exceptional especially the performance of Sondra...More
The San Francisco Opera is know for its great productions, but the seating is horrible as there is absolutely no leg room even for shorter people. The opera house itself is a fine neo-classical building which is worth seeing. The same is true for the...More
My friend and I had tickets for Wagner's The Ring. The first night the performance was just over two hours without intermission and it was physically painful to sit in the chairs that long. The seats are old and there is no lumbar support. Also...More
We were doing a city tour thru the classic buildings in this area and this was one of the stops. Unfortunately, we weren't allowed much past the front vestibule inside but that was far enough to get a feel for the character of the building....More
We saw Turandot (beautiful David Hockney sets and costumes and a great cast with wonderful voices) and Manon (It must be Manon! which had been on my bucket list for ages, in a tremendous new production - so stylish and imaginative, with gorgeous singers doing...More
The staging, talent and the opera house itself are all spectacular. We saw Turandot and the entire experience was eye and ear candy. We had orchestra seats and they were worth every penny. My opera experience is limited but I can't imagine much more that...More
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.