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Founded in 1923, this world-renowned company has resided at the Civic Center's War Memorial Opera House since the building's completion in 1932. Over its split season—September through January and June through July—the opera presents about 70 performances of 10 to 12 operas. Translations are projected above the stage during almost all non-English operas. Long considered a major international company, the opera frequently embarks on productions with European opera companies and adopts unconventional projects, some edgy and designed to attract younger audiences. Ticket prices can range from $25 to $195. The full-time box office (Monday 10–5, Tuesday through Friday 10–6) is at 199 Grove Street, at Van Ness Avenue.

    Contact Information

  • Address: War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., at Grove St. Civic Center, San Francisco, CA 94102 | Map It
  • Phone: 415/864–3330 tickets
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  • Location: San Francisco
Updated: 05-02-2013

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