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San Francisco Opera

301 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102-4509
+1 415-861-4008
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Excellent acoustic and performance

That was my first time at SF Opera. I went with a friend to watch Verdi's Rigolleto 2017 season. I... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2017
Brzfoodfuntraveler
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Sao Paulo, SP
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I Was Not Impressed

Unfortunately I was not impressed. The sound quality due to bad use of microphones was annoying... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2017
Thomas V
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Oakland, 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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  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“rush tickets” (3 reviews)
“city hall” (9 reviews)
“box office” (3 reviews)
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301 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102-4509
Civic Center
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Reviewed 11 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

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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!

Reviewed 28 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

Thank Tahoe2
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

Thank dianamna
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 15 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

Thank Memento03
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

3  Thank David W
Reviewed 1 July 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.

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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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