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  • San Francisco Opera - Ernani

    Jun 7 - Jul 2, 2020

  • San Francisco Opera - Partenope

    Jun 12 - 27, 2020

  • San Francisco Opera - The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs

    Jun 20 - Jul 3, 2020

  • San Francisco Opera - Fidelio

    Sep 12 - Oct 1, 2020

  • San Francisco Opera - Rigoletto

    Sep 13 - Oct 4, 2020

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San Francisco Opera - Ernani

June 7 - July 2, 2020

Adventure awaits as the San Francisco Opera present Jose Maria Condemi's production of Verdi's dramatic and irresistible Ernani. Based on the tale from Victor Hugo, this rarely performed gem tells a dazzling tale of an exiled Nobleman turned bandit who sets out to save his beloved Elvira from the clutches of two powerful men, and the unhappy wedding that surely awaits her. A saga on a level with Hugo's famous Les Miserables, watch as the fate of Ernani's rescue mission soon becomes entwined with the fate of the very country.

San Francisco Opera - Partenope Poster

San Francisco Opera - Partenope

June 12 - 27, 2020

Christoper Alden's stylish production of Handel's outstanding romantic comedy returns to the War Memorial Opera House for the 2019/20 season. Once again transporting the action from ancient Naples to the modish Paris of the Jazz Age, as inspired by the work of Man Ray. Louise Alder makes her San Francisco Opera debut as the titular Partenope, alongside her suitors: Daniela Mack as Rosmira, Franco Fagioli as Arsace, Jakub Jozef Orlinski as Armindo and Alek Shrader as Emilio.

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San Francisco Opera - The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs

June 20 - July 3, 2020

In a new to San Francisco Production, the life of Steve Jobs is examined in this eagerly anticipated opera from Mason Bates and Mark Campbell. In a fusion of stunning design and electronic beats, the duo provides an intriguing and unmissable insight into the life of one of the 20th Century's most iconic and influential creators, from the family garage to the hippie movement and on to the world's stage.

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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.

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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.

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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