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San Francisco Opera

301 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102-4509
+1 415-861-4008
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BEAUTIFUL OPERA HOUSE

We went tonight to see Aida...and I was impressed. It is truly a marvelous theater. The inside is... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2016
Tahoe2
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California
Best in the Country

Yes, the SFO is truly one of the top 5 opera houses in the country. I hesitated with the thought of... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2016
Needlep0int
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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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  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“la traviata” (10 reviews)
“rush tickets” (3 reviews)
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301 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102-4509
Civic Center
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+1 415-861-4008
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Reviewed 27 November 2016

We went tonight to see Aida...and I was impressed. It is truly a marvelous theater. The inside is opulent...even though the seats are for someone who weighs about 100 pounds. Your knees and legs can move to a 95 degree and that is all, my...More

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SFOpera, Manager at San Francisco Opera, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2017

Thank you joining us for Aida! We are delighted that you were impressed with the production and our theater, and we hope you will visit us again soon.

Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Yes, the SFO is truly one of the top 5 opera houses in the country. I hesitated with the thought of going to Aida because of the expense. But there are "Rush" tickets the day of the performance. You need to check online as it...More

Thank Needlep0int
SFOpera, Manager at San Francisco Opera, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2017

Thank you so much for joining us for Aida! We are delighted that you enjoyed the production and we hope you will visit us again soon.

Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We took our 12 year old to the opera to see Aida. The Opera house is beautiful and the current production of Aida is fabulous- the opera lasted around 3 and a half hours with intermissions and we did not feel the time pass. Strongly...More

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SFOpera, Manager at San Francisco Opera, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2017

Thank you for joining us! We loved our production of Aida and are pleased that you enjoyed it as well. We hope you will visit us again soon!

Reviewed 27 October 2016

My friend treated me to a performance of The Makropulos Case here. It was my first opera. The sets were fantastic, as were the costumes. I certainly enjoyed the performance of Nadja Michael. She was great playing an opera diva. The opera building is beautiful...More

Thank Blaize S
SFOpera, Manager at San Francisco Opera, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2017

Thank you for joining us! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time and hope you will visit us again soon.

Reviewed 14 October 2016

Recently saw the performance of Don Pasquale which was humorous and entertaining show. The singing, acting orchestra and stage production values were great. I sat in the upper balcony and was able to see the stage and also view the show from the big screen....More

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SFOpera, Manager at San Francisco Opera, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2017

Thank you for joining us for Don Pasquale! We are thrilled that you enjoyed it and hope you will visit us again soon.

Reviewed 9 October 2016

I do not have the income for expensive opera seats - mores the pity. Also trips abroad are often planned quite last minute, so availability of tickets even up in the balcony can be nil. The policy of selling standing tickets on the day (from...More

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Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

We saw Carmen with C orchestra tickets. Seats were not that comfortable. Restroom situation was terrible and worse for woman- very long lines and just one entrance/exit. Acoustics decent. Cast okay, Carmen singer disappointing tonight. We parked $15 Performance Arts Garage.

Thank C L
Reviewed 30 June 2016

old classic distinguished opera. How amazing are the voices you listen and the orchestra in accordance with the atmosphere and the culture of a Great North America. You realize this country has lived gold ages and magical spirits. you can not come to San Francisco...More

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SFOpera, Manager at San Francisco Opera, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2016

Hi tichita_23, We are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience with us at San Francisco Opera. We hope you can visit us again soon!

Reviewed 28 June 2016

Went to see 2 operas in June 2016 (Don Carlo and Jenufa). Sat in the front of the balcony and had an excellent view. (Also, balcony seats from rows D and beyond have excellent view of a video screen.) Pre-opera, had a sandwich in the...More

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SFOpera, Manager at San Francisco Opera, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2016

Dear jfmurray3, We are thrilled that you had a wonderful experience in our Opera House, and that you were able to join us for Don Carlo and Jenufa. We want our patrons to have as seamless an experience as possible, and we are glad we...More

Reviewed 26 June 2016

The San Francisco opera is a part of the city and its culture that must be experienced. The voices, talent, music, choreography, drama, and sets give you an experience like no other.The operas offered during a given season are often unusual, surprising at times, but...More

1  Thank Radrap
SFOpera, Manager at San Francisco Opera, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2016

Hi Radrap, We are delighted that you have enjoyed your experiences at San Francisco Opera and that you have enjoyed our diverse selection of offerings each season. We want people to always feel comfortable and are glad that you find our English language supertitles useful,...More

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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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Needlep0int
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