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  • San Francisco Opera - Turandot

    Until Dec 9, 2017

  • San Francisco Opera - Elektra

    Until Sep 27, 2017

  • San Francisco Opera: La Traviata

    Until Oct 17, 2017

  • San Francisco Opera - Manon

    Nov 4 - 22, 2017

  • David Sedaris

    Nov 13, 2017

San Francisco Opera - Turandot Poster

San Francisco Opera - Turandot

Until December 9, 2017

Whether you are a seasoned opera buff or a first timer, you can't go wrong with the pomp and passion of Puccini's final masterpiece. Prepare to be whisked to the historical Kingdom of Peking, presided over by a Princess whose heart is as hard as her beauty renowned. As the realm faces upheaval, peace depends on her choosing a suitor, but after swearing off men after the violent death of a beloved ancestor, its no easy task for even the most ardent admirer.

San Francisco Opera - Elektra Poster

San Francisco Opera - Elektra

Until September 27, 2017

Part of the 2017/18 season at War Memorial Opera House, Strauss' disturbing thriller makes a welcome return to San Francisco Opera this September! An absolute must-see for fans of psychological thrillers, family horror and of course, the infamous Faye Dunaway vehicle, Mommy Dearest! Set in the early days after the Trojan War, sex and bloody revenge are the order of the day, when a young princess sets out to make her treacherous mother pay for the murder of her father. Seriously, this is no Cinderella story, Elektra will chill your spine long after you've left the building.

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San Francisco Opera: La Traviata

Until October 17, 2017

Verdi's towering La traviata returns to the San Francisco Opera for the first time since 2014. A tragic love story that explores the suffocating constraints of polite society, the story is centered on the beautiful courtesan Violetta Valery, who sacrifices her reputation and wealth when she decides to move from Paris to the countryside with her lover Alfredo.

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San Francisco Opera - Manon

November 4 - 22, 2017

A glittering ode to the very height of the Belle Epoque era, Jules Massenet's tale of lovers invites you to enter the world of fashionable, sensual Paris and meet Manon and her handsome lover Chevalier des Grieux. From convent girl to femme fatale of the demimonde, Manon's sprawling tale features betrayal, passion, scheming relatives and romance, all in all, the perfect opera!

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David Sedaris

November 13, 2017

David Sedaris is a Grammy Award-nominated humorist, writer, comedian, bestselling author, and radio contributor. Much of his humor is is drawn from his unconventional North Carolina upbringing, his varied stream of odd-jobs (Christmas elf at Macy's, anyone?) and plays to his self-deprecating strengths, and now often concerns his life today in France with his partner. He'll also give readings from his newest novel, Theft By Finding Diaries as part of his live engagements.

War Memorial Opera House

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301 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102

  • Year opened: 1932
  • Capacity: 3346
  • Merchandise booths
  • Disabled access
  • Air conditioning
  • In-house bar
  • Coat check

The War Memorial Opera House was built and opened in 1932, providing a home for the San Francisco Ballet from its earliest days and was at the time, the largest and most technologically advanced in the United States. The venue underwent a huge renovation following the cataclysmic 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake and now boasts a modern yet luxurious interior, with disability access and various bars and booths for patrons to use during intermissions, making it both a local and international landmark in the world of theater.

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Cafe at the Opera
0.05 mi away at 301 Van Ness Avenue

Jardiniere
0.1 mi away at 300 Grove St.

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Ace Parking
0.26 mi away at 711 Van Ness Ave.

California Parking
0.3 mi away at 530 Turk St.

Tower Valet Parking, Inc
0.51 mi away at 99 Golden Gate Ave.

Turquoise Parking, LLC
0.52 mi away at 64 Golden Gate Ave.

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3 Star, Prices from $149


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3 Star, Prices from $119

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