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  • San Francisco Opera - Fidelio

    Sep 12 - Oct 1, 2020

  • San Francisco Opera - Rigoletto

    Sep 13 - Oct 4, 2020

  • San Francisco Opera - Cosi Fan Tutte

    Oct 6 - 28, 2020

  • San Francisco Opera - The Handmaid's Tale

    Oct 29 - Nov 22, 2020

  • San Francisco Opera: La Boheme

    Nov 18 - Dec 6, 2020

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San Francisco Opera - Fidelio

September 12 - October 1, 2020

2020 marks the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth and the San Francisco Opera is joining the worldwide celebration with this brand new staging of Fidelio, the iconic composers only opera. Updated by Japanese American Matthew Ozawa, this stunningly designed production draws on his family history, modernizing the setting to a government holding facility.

San Francisco Opera - Rigoletto Poster

San Francisco Opera - Rigoletto

September 13 - October 4, 2020

Verdi's thrilling revenge opera returns to the San Francisco Opera during the preeminent ensemble's 2020/21 season. The hotly anticipated revival production is led by British conductor extraordinaire Mark Elder and features the talents of Georgian baritone George Gagnidze in the role of the doomed Rigoletto, and Armenian soprano Nina Minsayan in the role of the jester's daughter Gilda.

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San Francisco Opera - Cosi Fan Tutte

October 6 - 28, 2020

Flirtation and fidelity are the order of the day in Mozart's sublime opera buffa Cosi Fan Tutte (which translates are 'women are all, and always so.') Brought to the stage by the creative team behind 2019 smash hit The Marriage Of Figaro, the San Francisco's latest production of the celebrated sonic comedy unfurls its exquisite arias, lavish costumes and sweeping sets as part of Season Two of the Mozart/Da Ponte Trilogy.

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San Francisco Opera - The Handmaid's Tale

October 29 - November 22, 2020

Margaret Atwood's unsettlingly prescient cultural phenomenon is lifted from the page to the stage in this haunting adaptation by Poul Ruders and Paul Bentley. First seen in Copenhagen in 2000, this critically acclaimed opera finally makes its way to San Francisco in this brand new co-production with the Royal Danish Opera.

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San Francisco Opera: La Boheme

November 18 - December 6, 2020

Set in 19th century Paris, Puccini's most beloved opera follows the travails of lovers Rodolfo and Mimi as they struggle to overcome the poverty which haunts the city's streets. San Francisco Opera lights up the holiday season this year as they revive john Caird's heart-rending production, conducted by Nicola Luisotti.

War Memorial Opera House

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301 Van Ness Ave, 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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