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War Memorial Opera House
301 Van Ness Ave. San Francisco, CA 94102
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11 events
3 reviews
4 stars
Parking isn't too hard to find nor too expensive if you go to a night show. However matinee take public transit!
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Thomas O'Leary Red Velvet
192 events
80 reviews
19 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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24 reviews
23 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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61 events
20 reviews
4 stars
attended Jun 13 2014

Fantastic. Great singing, acting, sets, costumes -- great musical production. We had two sets of seats, orchestra and balcony, and switched at intermission. Excellent view from the orchestra, better sound from the balcony, so that actually...continued

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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 nine 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.