2015 Merola Public Performances

Sign up for our Merola eNewsletter here.

2015 Merola Summer Festival

Tickets for Merola Summer Festival productions are available through the San Francisco Opera box office. Visit in person, order online here or call (415) 864-3330.


Thursday, July 9, 7:30 pm
Schwabacher Summer Concert
San Francisco Conservatory of Music - 50 Oak Street
Conductor Valéry Ryvkin | Director Roy Rallo
Tickets $40 | $25 | $15 Students with ID

Saturday, July 11, 2:00 pm
Schwabacher Summer Concert (free admission)
Yerba Buena Gardens Festival at Yerba Buena Gardens
750 Howard Street in San Francisco

Enjoy some of opera’s greatest moments as Merola’s young artists perform excerpts from La traviata, Susannah, Die Walküre, and Don Carlo.

Thursday, July 23, 7:30 pm
Saturday, July 25, 2:00 pm
The Medium and Gianni Schicchi
Cowell Theater at Fort Mason
Conductor Mark Morash | Director Peter Kazaras
Tickets: $65 | $45 | $15 Students with ID

Comedy and tragedy make up an exciting double bill of classic one-act operas. Menotti’s haunting The Medium will have you trapped between two worlds — the world of reality and the world of the supernatural — as a fake psychic suddenly believes that her powers are real and must face the tragic consequences. Comedy and confusion play out in Puccini’s only comic opera, Gianni Schicchi. When the family patriarch dies, his relatives battle over the estate and call in a con man to settle the dispute.


Thursday, August 6, 7:30 pm
Saturday, August 8, 2:00 pm
Don Pasquale
Cowell Theater at Fort Mason
Conductor Warren Jones | Director Nic Muni
Tickets: $65 | $45 | $15 Students with ID

There’s no fool like an old fool, particularly when it comes to love and money! Donizetti’s comic masterpiece is full of mix-ups, marriages, and madcap comedy that shows how love makes fools of us all.

Saturday, August 22, 7:30 pm
Merola Grand Finale
War Memorial Opera House
Conductor Antony Walker | Director Mo Zhou
Performance Tickets: $45 Grand Tier and Orchestra Premium | $35 Orchestra and Grand Tier | $25 Dress Circle | $15 Students with ID
Reception tickets: $50

Join us for the final performance of the Merola Summer Festival! Celebrate with the 2015 Merola artists before they head out to dazzle audiences on opera stages around the world in an evening of arias and scenes from beloved opera works, under the baton of Maestro Antony Walker, Music Director of Pittsburgh Opera, with direction by Merola apprentice stage director Mo Zhou. Following the performance, toast the artists’ successes at a reception in the War Memorial Opera House Lower Level Café (reception tickets sold separately).

Join Us

Save with the Festival Discount
Save 20% when you purchase tickets to all four Merola Summer Festival productions in one transaction. Call the San Francisco Opera Box Office at (415) 864-3330 for more details. The Festival Discount is not available through on-line ordering. This offer expires June 22.

Bring your friends and save
Ticket discounts for groups of 10 or more are available starting May 4 for only the Schwabacher Summer Concert and Merola Grand Finale. Call the San Francisco Opera Box Office for more information - (415) 864-3330.

Student Rush
Students with current, valid ID may purchase special $15 tickets to all Merola productions at either the San Francisco Opera Box Office in advance or at venues one hour before performances. Limit two tickets per student for each performance. Advance purchase is strongly suggested.

Become a Merola Opera Program member and receive access to exclusive, behind-the-scenes programs to see the future of opera! For information, click here.