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The performances were amazing, a significant step up from any live opera I've ever seen. I would... read more

Reviewed September 18, 2018
Frank C
Logan, Utah
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This was our first visit to the San Francisco opera house and it was quite memorable. Having... read more

Reviewed September 16, 2018
Media, Pennsylvania
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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...more
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Reviewed September 18, 2018

The performances were amazing, a significant step up from any live opera I've ever seen. I would agree with the reviews complaining about the seats. They are not comfortable, and my knees touched the seat in front of us. But the theater is beautiful, and...More

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Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

This was our first visit to the San Francisco opera house and it was quite memorable. Having attended many performances at the Metropolitan Opera, we were equally entertained here. We saw Roberto Devereaux and Cav/Pag and the talent was exceptional especially the performance of Sondra...More

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Reviewed September 5, 2018

The San Francisco Opera is know for its great productions, but the seating is horrible as there is absolutely no leg room even for shorter people. The opera house itself is a fine neo-classical building which is worth seeing. The same is true for the...More

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Reviewed July 12, 2018

But also pretty boring shows. I've gone twice, and both times walked out feeling like I wasted hours of my life. Also really uncomfortable seats.

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Reviewed June 21, 2018

My friend and I had tickets for Wagner's The Ring. The first night the performance was just over two hours without intermission and it was physically painful to sit in the chairs that long. The seats are old and there is no lumbar support. Also...More

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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!

Thank avidtraveler1946
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

Thank allan m
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

Thank Cynthia B
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tipped dome of City Hall.
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