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San Francisco Opera

301 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102-4509
+1 415-861-4008
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We were doing a city tour thru the classic buildings in this area and this was one of the stops... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2018
rduinc
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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
greg3451
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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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301 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102-4509
Civic Centre
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Reviewed February 26, 2018

We were doing a city tour thru the classic buildings in this area and this was one of the stops. Unfortunately, we weren't allowed much past the front vestibule inside but that was far enough to get a feel for the character of the building....More

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Reviewed November 27, 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 November 24, 2017 via mobile

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

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Reviewed November 22, 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

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Reviewed November 16, 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

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Reviewed October 15, 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

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Reviewed October 1, 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

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Reviewed September 21, 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

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Reviewed June 10, 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

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Reviewed April 25, 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
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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.
...More
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