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San Francisco Opera

301 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102-4509
+1 415-861-4008
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Girls of the Golden West - Boring waste of time

Very disappointing, especially after several good reviews. A third of the audience left after the... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2017
Massenet’s Manon

Fabulous voices, especially the tenor. The sets added zest to the performance. I love this opera... read more

Reviewed 24 November 2017
Ione, California
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We have been thrilling audiences in San Francisco since 1923. We are known for commissioning numerous world premieres, training some of opera's greatest young artists and being one of the world's leading opera companies. Come visit us during our fall season (September - early December) or our summer season (late May - early July) and enjoy an incredible night out.
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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301 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102-4509
Civic Centre
+1 415-861-4008
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

Very disappointing, especially after several good reviews. A third of the audience left after the intermission, many open seats. No real plot, monotonous use of historical quotes, many without context

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Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

Fabulous voices, especially the tenor. The sets added zest to the performance. I love this opera company!

Thank avidtraveler1946
Reviewed 22 November 2017

We saw Turandot (beautiful David Hockney sets and costumes and a great cast with wonderful voices) and Manon (It must be Manon! which had been on my bucket list for ages, in a tremendous new production - so stylish and imaginative, with gorgeous singers doing...More

Thank allan m
Reviewed 16 November 2017

The staging, talent and the opera house itself are all spectacular. We saw Turandot and the entire experience was eye and ear candy. We had orchestra seats and they were worth every penny. My opera experience is limited but I can't imagine much more that...More

Thank Cynthia B
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

A world class performance, SF Opera has never disappointed me, the beauty of the opera house, amazing acoustics, and spectacular performance made La Traviata one of the most special and beautiful shows I have ever witnessed. This is one of the reasons I usually plan...More

Thank Omar G
Reviewed 1 October 2017

I enjoyed this show. I attended a Sunday afternoon show and sat in the highest balcony. The cast and orchestra were really good. The theatre employees were professional and helpful. La Traviata is a beautiful opera and this cast did a great job with it....More

Thank BrainDame
Reviewed 21 September 2017

The best bargains in America. Stand at the SF opera for only $10. Stand at SF Ballet for $20. Buy the ticket anytime after 10.00am and return later to the side door where you line up based on the number on your ticket. Charming Bill...More

Thank sidneykiwi
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

That was my first time at SF Opera. I went with a friend to watch Verdi's Rigolleto 2017 season. I was very pleased by the performance and with the structure. Staff, artists and orchestra were excellent. Bar service was perfect (little pricey but that's OK)....More

Thank Brzfoodfuntraveler
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Unfortunately I was not impressed. The sound quality due to bad use of microphones was annoying and distorting. The seating was uncomfortable and the theater was hot and stuffy. Not a good evening.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We live in England and decided to visit San Francisco towards the end of 2016. As I was researching on the net I saw that SF Opera were doing Madam Butterfly in this period so we decided to book seats. We had no preconceived ideas...More

Thank daddyjames
SFOpera, Manager at San Francisco Opera, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2017

We are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience at San Francisco Opera's Madame Butterfly. We hope you can visit us (and San Francisco) again soon!

Civic Center
Civic Center is the seat of power for all things
government and performance-related in the city.
Although its streets are best walked during daytime,
numerous cultural gems are within close proximity to
one another. The symphony, opera, ballet, and jazz
center offer year round entertainment within the
shadow of the city’s Beaux-Arts crown jewel: the gold
tipped dome of City Hall.
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22 November 2016|
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Response from ronco0807 | Reviewed this property |
Most likely. Check the website and see if they offer tours.