ENRICH YOUR EXPERIENCE YOU CAN UNDERSTAND OPERA! All of our operas are performed with English supertitles projected on a screen above the stage, visible from all seating sections.
OPERAVISION IN THE BALCONY Select performances (look for the symbol) feature high-definition video projection screens on the Balcony level, with supertitles shown at the bottom of the screen, bringing Balcony Side, Balcony Rear and Balcony Front audiences closer to the action on stage. Prices for OperaVision performances include a per-ticket surcharge; see page 13. OperaVision is made possible by the Koret-Taube Media Suite.
SFOPERA.COM Visit our website to read plot synopses and program notes, listen to audio clips and watch current production videos available prior to each opera’s opening performance.
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GUILD INSIGHT PANELS Renowned artists and personalities from the opera world, often cast members and directors, share behind-the-scenes insights and experiences during informal panel discussions. sfopera.com/insights
NEW TO OPERA?
Opera Guild Preview Lectures bring musicologists to communities throughout the greater Bay Area, offering an in-depth look into the season’s upcoming operas. sfopera.com/previews
Visit “New to Opera?” online for a user-friendly introduction to opera and the answers to frequently asked questions. sfopera.com/newtoopera
FREE PRE-OPERA TALKS Before every performance (except Opening Night, September 7, 2012), music scholars present a 25-minute overview of the opera, with insights on the music, composer and historical background. Talks begin 55 minutes before curtain. FREE to ticket-holders. sfopera.com/operatalks
EDUCATION PROGRAMS San Francisco Opera and the Opera Guild provide programs for K–12 classrooms and educators as well as programs for universities, adults and families. sfopera.com/education Overture: Opera Workshops for Adults offer interactive workshops exploring how operas are created. sfopera.com/workshops
ATTENDING THE OPERA GETTING TO THE OPERA HOUSE The War Memorial Opera House is located at 301 Van Ness Avenue at Grove Street, in San Francisco’s Civic Center across from City Hall. It is easily accessible by public transportation, car or taxi. BY CAR Visit maps.google.com for detailed driving directions, using 301 Van Ness Avenue as the destination address. For Bay Area traffic conditions, visit 511.org. Parking is available in nearby lots, including Civic Center Garage (1), Performing Arts Garage (2) and Opera Plaza (3).
BY TAXI For return trips, patrons may reserve a cab with the usher at the Grove Street entrance before the end of intermission.
Published on Jun 28, 2012