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“Heard "La Traviata"”

San Francisco Opera
Ranked #83 of 552 things to do in San Francisco
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Owner description: We have been thrilling audiences in San Francisco since 1923. We are known for commissioning numerous world premieres, training some of opera's greatest young artists and being one of the world's leading opera companies. Come visit us during our fall season (September - early December) or our summer season (late May - early July) and enjoy an incredible night out.
Reviewed 11 July 2014

On June 25th, heard "La Traviata" and enjoyed the production. Even if you get "economy" seats, drop down screen will show you all of the action on stage. It's the voices that count and you will hear really good ones here! Whatever is currently playing is worth a visit!

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Reviewed 9 July 2014

Not a real opera lover, but this opera was outstanding. The main character (woman) will be a super star some day. Was well worth the price to see this great opera.

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Reviewed 7 July 2014

Standing room spots are still $10, and there is a high railing to lean against if you get there early. 2 blocks from BART and 1 block from Gough St. garage, which does fill up.
June season of 3 professional operas precedes July season of Merola opera younger singers every year. Next June (2015) has a new Italian opera commission & enormous Trojan horse in Berlioz' enormous Les Troyens (rare things to see).

Cleanest sound in in the center high balcony. Many new subtitles screens have been added, and some more "popular" shows like Showboat do include sound reinforcement for the sections that are less operatic. Pre-cocnert talk in the hall before every show (30 minutes, free with ticket). Feels like and older European opera house, so it can be fun to come early and wander around the different levels and hallways.
Food: Cafe is really a formal restaurant atmosphere, located right below the main lobby, with early entrance provided through the north carriage entrance. Big, diverse buffet for roughly $35. We also arranged for a small bottle of champagne and desserts at intermission, so they held the same table for us (to celebrate a birthday). We tried the fruity "special" cocktail and appreciated the very fast table service. Advise you to go early, as you get the table for the whole time before the opera (they don't seem to do multiple seatings).

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Reviewed 6 July 2014

Heard La Traviata in a beautiful setting. World class production in every way - orchestra is especially noteworthy. Beautifully staged, with full costumes and settings (unlike the cheap passing as chic Covent Garden approach). Free simultaneous broadcast to 20,000 (yes, 20 THOUSAND) opera fans free courtesy of baseball team SF Giants and AT&T. Audience is remarkably young by opera world standards, and quite chic. Vienna, La Scala, watch out. SF Opera is a destination in itself now.

Thank ELizBoston
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

Beautiful opera set, costumes and production in the beautiful Opera House. We sat in rear orchestra which was perfect. Cannot wait to return.

Thank Sfmrk
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