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San Francisco Opera

San Francisco Opera

Opera Company

San Francisco Opera
301 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA
United States 94102
General Director
David Gockley
Contact Information
415-861-4008

A leader among international opera companies for nine decades, San Francisco Opera was founded by Gaetano Merola (1881–1953) and incorporated in 1923. The Company's first performance took place on September 26, 1923 in the City's Civic Auditorium (La Bohème, with Queena Mario and Giovanni Martinelli, conducted by Merola). Originally presented over two weeks, San Francisco Opera's season now contains approximately 75 performances of ten operas between September and July.

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