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  • San Francisco Opera - Tosca

    Until Oct 30, 2018

  • San Francisco Opera - Arabella

    Until Nov 3, 2018

  • San Francisco Opera - It's A Wonderful Life

    Nov 17 - Dec 9, 2018

  • Rosanne Cash

    Dec 5 - 6, 2018

  • San Francisco Ballet - The Nutcracker

    Dec 12 - 29, 2018

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San Francisco Opera - Tosca

Until October 30, 2018

Intrigue and betrayal abound in this epic new production of Puccini's tragic tale of the ill-fated singer, whose lover's connections find her in a web of misfortune and murder that ultimately leads to the downfall of all involved.

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San Francisco Opera - Arabella

Until November 3, 2018

A breezy romantic comedy unfolds in the gilded ballrooms of Vienna in Richard Strauss's effervescent Arabella. Destined to wed the suitor of her parents choosing to save the family name yet in love with a face she has passed in the street, true love will out after a series of errors including mischief, mistaken identity and a just a little bit of cross-dressing. Don't miss this lyrical modern classic.

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San Francisco Opera - It's A Wonderful Life

November 17 - December 9, 2018

San Francisco Opera lays on something special for the holiday season with the West Coast premiere of Jake Heggie's adaptation of Frank Capra's celluloid classic, a co-commission with the Houston Grand Opera. The illuminating tale of George Bailey and his earthly woes is given new life as Angel-in-training Clara shows him what living truly means.

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Rosanne Cash

December 5 - 6, 2018

She may have a legend for a father, but Rosanne Cash is iconic in her own right. As a Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, she has forged a career on her own terms for over three decades. Exploring the country that belies her roots, but also finding success as a crossover artist, taking folk, blues, and gospel influences and winding them into an incredibly strong back catalog.

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San Francisco Ballet - The Nutcracker

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December 12 - 29, 2018

San Francisco Ballet's sparkling production of Nutcracker has introduced audiences of all ages to the magnificent world of ballet. This holiday season, experience the beauty and athleticism of SF Ballet's international cast of world-class dancers in Nutcracker, a San Francisco tradition since 1944.

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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