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  • San Francisco Opera - Cosi Fan Tutte

    Closed Oct 28, 2020

  • San Francisco Opera - The Handmaid's Tale

    Oct 29 - Nov 22, 2020

  • San Francisco Opera: La Boheme

    Nov 18 - Dec 6, 2020

  • San Francisco Opera: The Barber of Seville

    Apr 25 - May 16, 2021

  • San Francisco Opera - Der Zwerg

    Apr 27 - May 15, 2021

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San Francisco Opera - Cosi Fan Tutte

Closed October 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.

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San Francisco Opera: The Barber of Seville

April 25 - May 16, 2021

One of the most synonymous works in the operatic canon, Rossini's delightfully farcical The Barber of Seville returns to San Francisco in 2020, in Emilio Sagi's wildly popular Spanish inspired production. Starring the mischievous Count Almavira and his wily servant Figaro, prepare to be highly amused by their antics as they take on the adventure of wooing the witty beauty Rosina - right out from under the nose of Dr Bartolo. With devious disguises, meddlesome mishaps, the fate of the heart of this young girl is one thrilling and hilarious ride!

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San Francisco Opera - Der Zwerg

April 27 - May 15, 2021

In Spring 2021 San Francisco Opera presents a new production for the company, with a moving performance of Alexander Von Zemlinsky's operatic adaptation of Oscar Wilde's The Birthday of the Infanta. An expressive masterpiece which was initially suppressed by the German regime in the years leading up to WWII, De Zwerg is a haunting tale of an outsider's fateful adoration of a princess.

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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