Venue Details

147 Star Starred
War Memorial Opera House
301 Van Ness Ave. San Francisco, CA 94102
415-621-6600
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For the ladies room at the upper level, the farther one had more stalls than the closer one.
Show Boat info Jul 06 2014 star this tip starred
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The weather was sunny. I wore dress and jacket. .
Show Boat dress Jul 06 2014 star this tip starred
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Reviews & Ratings

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4.7 average rating
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Thomas O'Leary Red Velvet
159 events
71 reviews
14 stars
attended Jun 10 2014

Beautiful production filled with color and energy, gifted, talented performances, and familiar melodies. What was missing was an involving, heartfelt storyline. The show was a breakthrough when first presented, but now it just seems to glide...continued

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27 events
23 reviews
6 stars
attended Jun 19 2014

The music is wonderful, of course, and the production was first class - most enjoyable - and I have been singing the songs ever since!!

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55 events
22 reviews
17 stars
attended Jun 13 2014

We splurged on orchestra seats close up and was it worth it! The best musical production I have EVER seen outside Book of Mormon and Lion King! If you didn't get tickets you missed out!

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Website

http://sfopera.com/Season-Tickets/2013-14-Season/Show-Boat.aspx

About the Ticket Supplier: San Francisco Opera

A leader among international opera companies for nine decades, San Francisco Opera was founded in 1923 by Gaetano Merola (1881–1953). Merola and his successor as general director, Kurt Herbert Adler, established a formidable institution heralded for its first-rate productions and roster of international opera stars. The landmark War Memorial Opera House has been the Company’s home since October 15, 1932.

After Adler’s tenure, the Company was led by Terence A. McEwen (1982–1988), Lotfi Mansouri (1988–2001), and Pamela Rosenberg (2001–2005). In January 2006 David Gockley became the Opera’s sixth general director after more than 30 years at the helm of Houston Grand Opera. That May, Gockley took opera to the center of the community with a free outdoor simulcast of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. Subsequent simulcasts, including seven at AT&T Park, have collectively drawn nearly 200,000 opera fans. Created in 2007 the Koret-Taube Media Suite has enabled the Company to produce simulcasts and other projects including OperaVision (screens providing HD close-up shots for patrons in balcony seats), the Grand Opera Cinema Series in theaters and performing arts centers, an annual series of KQED telecasts, and releases of DVDs and Blu-Rays of recent performances. Regular San Francisco Opera radio broadcasts returned to national and international airwaves in 2007.

Italian conductor Nicola Luisotti, one of the opera world’s most exciting conductors, has been music director since the fall of 2009.