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“World class opera company, beaux art opera house”

San Francisco Opera
Ranked #80 of 534 things to do in San Francisco
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Owner description: 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.
San Francisco, California
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59 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“World class opera company, beaux art opera house”
Reviewed September 27, 2012

If you love opera, there is no better place to hear and see performances. The season runs from early September to early December, with a short season in early summer.

Visited September 2012
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San Francisco, California
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67 reviews
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“Nutcracker Heaven”
Reviewed September 27, 2012

With all the travel I have done, no place is like this place at Christmas. Staging, actors and story are still wonderful year after year. It marks the holiday season. Go and enjoy.

Visited December 2011
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San Francisco, California, United States
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“Exquisite Opera Atmosphere”
Reviewed September 18, 2012

Recently attended the opening night of the San Francisco Opera "Rigoletto" a grand occasion.
Any performance at the war memorial opera house is worthwhile attending. Generally elegant
respectful audience, spectacular auditorium with the occasional person nodding off to sleep! Stepping out onto the balcony at the interval to experience the full view of the splendid City Hall dome with a glass of champagne....delightful!

Visited September 2012
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San Francisco, California
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“Bravissimi”
Reviewed September 17, 2012

First-rate productions in a gorgeous setting. Maestro Nicola Luisotti brings passion, talent, and an exquisite sense of taste to each season.

Visited June 2012
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San Francisco, California
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“Opera fans and novices enjoy”
Reviewed September 6, 2012

Welcoming and world class. After moving from Seattle which is more like a village staged opera I was impressed and astonished at the quality and staging. If you are to attend the opera for the first time and you can not afford or get tickets to the Met in NY or La Scala this is for you.

Visited December 2011
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