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San Francisco Opera

301 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102-4509
+1 415-861-4008
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Pretty low prices...

But also pretty boring shows. I've gone twice, and both times walked out feeling like I wasted... read more

Reviewed July 12, 2018
luvinac56
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San Francisco, California
Seats are torture for lengthy performances

My friend and I had tickets for Wagner's The Ring. The first night the performance was just over... read more

Reviewed June 21, 2018
Rosemary B
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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 fall season (September - early December) or our summer season (late May - early July) and enjoy an incredible night out.
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301 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102-4509
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Reviewed July 12, 2018

But also pretty boring shows. I've gone twice, and both times walked out feeling like I wasted hours of my life. Also really uncomfortable seats.

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Reviewed June 21, 2018

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

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Reviewed February 26, 2018

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

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Reviewed November 27, 2017

Very disappointing, especially after several good reviews. A third of the audience left after the intermission, many open seats. No real plot, monotonous use of historical quotes, many without context

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Reviewed November 24, 2017 via mobile

Fabulous voices, especially the tenor. The sets added zest to the performance. I love this opera company!

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Reviewed November 22, 2017

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

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Reviewed November 16, 2017

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

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Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

A world class performance, SF Opera has never disappointed me, the beauty of the opera house, amazing acoustics, and spectacular performance made La Traviata one of the most special and beautiful shows I have ever witnessed. This is one of the reasons I usually plan...More

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Reviewed October 1, 2017

I enjoyed this show. I attended a Sunday afternoon show and sat in the highest balcony. The cast and orchestra were really good. The theatre employees were professional and helpful. La Traviata is a beautiful opera and this cast did a great job with it....More

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Reviewed September 21, 2017

The best bargains in America. Stand at the SF opera for only $10. Stand at SF Ballet for $20. Buy the ticket anytime after 10.00am and return later to the side door where you line up based on the number on your ticket. Charming Bill...More

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Civic Center
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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