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Photos: First Look at PARTENOPE at San Francisco Opera
by Blair Ingenthron - June 16, 2024

San Francisco Opera’s 2024 Summer Season continues with George Frideric Handel’s Partenope in director Christopher Alden’s award-winning production. Check out photos here!...

Alma Deutscher to Return to Opera San José for Family-Friendly THE MAGIC FLUTE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - June 07, 2024

Launching Opera San José’s 41st season is a family-friendly production of The Magic Flute, to be conducted by prodigy composer/conductor Alma Deutscher. Learn how to purchase tickets....

Festival Opera to Present Two OPERA IN THE PARK Concerts In Orinda + Walnut Creek
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 31, 2024

Festival Opera will host two free Opera in the Park concerts in Orinda and in Walnut Creek. Learn more about the concerts! ...

Merola Opera Program to Close Its Summer Festival Season With Grand Finale
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2024

The Merola Opera Program will conclude its Summer Festival with a Grand Finale. Learn more and see how to purchase tickets....

San Francisco Opera Goes On The Road This June
by A.A. Cristi - May 17, 2024

San Francisco Opera takes its performances on the road in June, bringing opera to various locations. Enjoy a unique experience with the acclaimed company outside the traditional opera house setting....

San Francisco Opera Presents BEYOND INNOCENCE Initiatives
by A.A. Cristi - May 03, 2024

San Francisco Opera launches BEYOND INNOCENCE initiatives alongside the U.S. premiere of Kaija Saariaho's opera, INNOCENCE....

Photos: First Look at FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS at Opera San Jose
by Blair Ingenthron - April 20, 2024

Opera San José concludes its 40th anniversary season with the Bay Area premiere of Daniel Catán’s captivating opera, Florencia en el Amazonas, marking its debut at the California Theatre as the company’s first Spanish language opera performed on its mainstage. Check out production photos below!...

San Francisco Opera Medal Awarded To Director Michael Cavanagh
by A.A. Cristi - April 19, 2024

San Francisco Opera presented the Opera Medal, the Company's highest honor, to Michael Cavanagh shortly before his death last month. The acclaimed Canadian opera director, who passed away on March 13 from leptomeningeal cancer at the age of 62, was a guiding, creative force behind a number of import...

Merola Opera Program Unveils All Female-Directed 2024 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - March 26, 2024

San Francisco’s Merola Opera Program has unveiled its 2024 season. See full programming and learn how to purchase tickets....

Opera San José Unveils 24-25 Season Featuring a Local Premiere & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - March 13, 2024

Opera San José has revealed the programming for the company’s 41st season. See the productions and learn how to purchase tickets....

San Francisco Opera Partners With San Francisco Public Library On Storytelling Workshops
by A.A. Cristi - March 08, 2024

Join the San Francisco Opera and San Francisco Public Library for 'The Opera in You' Storytelling Workshops running from March to May. ...

San Francisco Opera Announces 2024–25 Season Including CARMEN, LA BOHÈME and More
by A.A. Cristi - February 20, 2024

The 2024–25 Season includes six mainstage opera productions along with concert presentations including a one-night-only performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony on October 26, honoring the work's 200th anniversary and, in the summer of 2025, a special Pride Concert celebrating San Francisco's LGBTQ...

Opera San José Appoints Tech Leader Nilab Hessabi to Board of Trustees
by Chloe Rabinowitz - February 20, 2024

Tech leader Nilab Hessabi has joined the Board of Trustees of Opera San José. Learn more about Hessabi!...

Opera Parallèle Secures Three Major Grants, Announces Update To Senior Administration Staff And More
by A.A. Cristi - January 31, 2024

Opera Parallèle, the nationally renowned contemporary opera company based in San Francisco, has announced a series of significant achievements during its 14th anniversary season. The company has been awarded three prestigious grants, reaffirming its commitment to artistic innovation and community en...

Photos: First Look At Verid's RIGOLETTO At Opera San José
by A.A. Cristi - January 30, 2024

Opera San José’s 40th anniversary season continues with a thrilling production of Verdi’s Rigoletto. See photos from the production....

San Francisco Opera's 101st Season Continues With The 2024 Summer Season May 30-June 30
by A.A. Cristi - January 25, 2024

San Francisco Opera's 101st season continues May 30–June 30 at the War Memorial Opera House with the highly anticipated American premiere of Kaija Saariaho's final opera, INNOCENCE, along with Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE (DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE) and Handel's PARTENOPE, presented in award-winning productions....

Opera San José to Receive $22,000 Grant From National Endowment for the Arts
by Chloe Rabinowitz - January 24, 2024

Opera San José has been approved by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for a Grants for Arts Projects award of $22,000....

Vengeance, Murder, More On Stage As Opera San José Presents RIGOLETTO, February 17- March 3
by A.A. Cristi - January 12, 2024

Opera San José's 40th anniversary season continues with a thrilling production of Verdi's Rigoletto. Boasting some of opera's most memorable music, including the signature aria “La donna è mobile,” this gripping work follows the jester Rigoletto, his innocent daughter Gilda, and the corrupt Duke of ...

Opera San José to Present Bay Area Premiere of FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS in Spring 2024
by Chloe Rabinowitz - January 05, 2024

Opera San José will conclude its 40th Anniversary season with the Bay Area premiere of Florencia en el Amazonas....

San Francisco Opera Presents Gordon Getty With The Spirit Of The Opera Award
by A.A. Cristi - December 20, 2023

At the conclusion of San Francisco Opera's December 9 fall season final performance of The Elixir of Love, the Company honored composer and philanthropist Gordon Getty in an onstage ceremony. ...

Photos: Opera San José Continues Its 40th Anniversary Season with THE BARBER OF SEVILLE
by A.A. Cristi - November 09, 2023

Opera San José will continue its 40th anniversary season with an upbeat comedy for operagoers of all ages with Gioachino Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, in a new production by internationally acclaimed director Stephen Lawless, making his Opera San José debut. See photos from the production. ...

Photos: First Look At THE BARBER OF SEVILLE At Opera San José
by A.A. Cristi - October 25, 2023

Opera San José will continue its 40th anniversary season with an upbeat comedy for operagoers of all ages with Gioachino Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, in a new production by internationally acclaimed director Stephen Lawless, making his Opera San José debut. See photos from the production below. ...




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