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Sep 18, 2022

As part of its centennial celebrations, the San Francisco Opera has released the first installment of Streaming the First Century, a project offering free access to historic recordings. Read more here.

Sep 12, 2022

The San Francisco Opera enters its centennial season. Congratulations to the musicians of the SFO Orchestra! Read more here.

Jul 25, 2022

The San Francisco Opera celebrates its first 100 years with a blockbuster 2022-23 opera season and an array of opportunities for deep engagement with their history. Read more here.

May 7, 2022

San Francisco Opera opens its 2022 summer season June 4th at the War Memorial Opera House. Read more here.

Feb 10, 2022

San Francisco Opera's 99th season continues at War Memorial Opera House in June. Read more here.

Jan 19, 2022

San Francisco Opera’s 2022–2023 season celebrates the company’s 100th birthday. Read more here.


Dec 2, 2021

Looking back and ahead as the San Francisco Opera prepares to turn 100. Read more here.

Aug 26, 2021

What to look forward to in the San Francisco Opera’s 2021 fall season. Read more here.

Aug 22, 2021

Returning to the stage for first time in 20 months, the San Francisco Opera opened its 99th season with Puccini’s Tosca, its first production when it opened in the newly-built War Memorial building in 1932 during the lows of the Great Depression. Read more here.

Jul 31, 2021

San Francisco Opera is set to inaugurate its 99th season, and first under the baton of Caroline H. Hume Music Director Eun Sun Kim, with Tosca. Read more here.

Jun 23, 2021

San Francisco Opera announces its 2021–22 season. Read more here.

Apr 22, 2021

Click here to read how the San Francisco Opera created its live, drive-in The Barber of Seville.

Apr 17, 2021

New California guidelines hold promise for arts fundraising galas in San Francisco. Read more here.

Apr 7, 2021

San Francisco Opera prepares live production of The Barber of Seville for April. Read more here.

Mar 11, 2021

San Francisco Opera develops new COVID-19 singing mask for rehearsals. Read more here.

Feb 17, 2021

San Francisco Opera announces plans for a return to live performances. Read more here.


Dec 16, 2020

San Francisco Opera to reimagine spring season. Read more here.

Oct 2, 2020

Why are the great opera companies silent? by Patti Niemi, San Francisco Opera Orchestra percussionist and author of Sticking It Out—From Juilliard to the Orchestra Pit. Read more here.

Sep 24, 2020

San Francisco Opera faces COVID-19 with controversial orchestra contract revision. Read more here.

Sep 21, 2020

San Francisco Symphony & San Francisco Opera Orchestra musicians settle contracts. Read more here.

Aug 4, 2020

San Francisco Opera's interactive lecture series features social themes in opera during August. Read more here.

Jun 16, 2020

San Francisco Opera cancels its fall season over pandemic concerns. Read more here.

May 9, 2020

San Francisco Opera’s Department of Diversity, Equity and Community launches online programming. Read more here.

Apr 15, 2020

San Francisco Opera cancels summer season amid coronavirus concerns. Read more here.

Apr 3, 2020

San Francisco Opera launches Opera is ON online project. Read more here.


Dec 8, 2019

San Francisco Opera just named its first woman Music Director. Read more here.

Oct 28, 2019

Casting of San Francisco Opera’s Figaro lays bare the racial fault lines in opera. Read more here.

May 6, 2019

San Francisco Opera holding solidarity concert for Notre Dame Cathedral after fire. Read more here.