Merola Public Performances

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2016 Merola Summer Festival Tickets & Information

For tickets or information:
Call the San Francisco Opera Box Office at (415) 864-3330
Visit the San Francisco Opera Box Office (301 Van Ness Avenue): Monday 10:00 am–5:00 pm; Tuesday–Saturday 10:00 am–6:00 pm

Groups - Have fun and save!
Opera is always better with friends! When you book a group of 10 or more, you can save up to 20% on tickets. Just call San Francisco Opera Group Sales at (415) 621-4403.

Student Tickets
$15 student tickets are available for purchase in advance at the SF Opera Box Office or at the venue 90 minutes before performance. Current student ID is required. Advance purchase is recommended as student tickets are limited and may sell out in advance.

Performances & Events


Conrad Susa, with libretto by Anne Sexton
Saturday, July 23, 2:00 pm | For tickets, click here
San Francisco Conservatory of Music (50 Oak Street)
Performed in English with English supertitles
$65 | $45 | Student tickets for the Thursday 7/21 performance are sold out. They are still available for the Saturday 7/23 performance.

What happens to your favorite fairy tale characters after they go into the woods? Composer Conrad Susa sets Grimm’s fairy tales to the poetry of Pulitzer Prize winner Anne Sexton and takes an irreverent look at what happens after happily ever after.

This production contains adult themes and is not recommended for young children.

Opera on the Couch - Transformations
Following the Saturday, July 23rd Transformations performance
Room 207, 2nd floor, SF Conservatory of Music
Admission is free for ticket holders

Following the July 23rd performance, The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis invites you to a special, free talk analyzing the work of Conrad Susa and Anne Sexton in Transformations from a psychological perspective.

Opera on the Couch presents Bay Area psychoanalysts giving brief, post-performance talks focusing on both the dramatic and musical content of the opera, where the audience is invited to join the discussion.


Così fan tutte
W.A. Mozart, with libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte
Limited tickets left for all performances
Thursday, August 4, 7:30 pm | For tickets, click here
Saturday, August 6, 2:00 pm| For tickets, click here
San Francisco Conservatory of Music (50 Oak Street)
Performed in Italian with English supertitles
$65 | $45 | Student tickets are sold out for both performances

Mozart’s sharply observed take on romance and fidelity mixes sophisticated comedy and biting drama in a deliciously complex tale that asks the question - Is there such a thing as true love?

Opera Overture Directors Talk
Thursday, August 4, 6:30 pm
San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Learn about this legendary Mozart opera as Jean Kellogg, Merola Executive Director, talks with Ted Huffman, Così fan tutte director and Merola 2010 alum. Admission is free.

Saturday, August 20, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm | For tickets, click here
NEW! Merola Grand Night Mix
Veterans Building Green Room

Start your exciting Merola Grand Finale evening in grand style with our new Merola Grand Night Mix. Enjoy an open wine bar and light nibbles in the gorgeous Veterans Building Green Room, just a short walk next door to the War Memorial Opera House. Swirl, sample, and sip in a relaxing environment with your friends before heading to the Merola Grand Finale next door at the War Memorial Opera House.

Merola Grand Finale
Saturday, August 20, 7:30 pm| For tickets, click here
War Memorial Opera House (301 Van Ness Avenue)
Performed with English supertitles
$45 | $35 | $25 | $15 student tickets

Bizet, Bernstein, Donizetti, Offenbach, Mozart, J. Strauss, Puccini, Berlioz, Britten, Humperdinck, Flotow, Glück, and Rossini in one evening!

Celebrate with the 2016 Merola young artists one last time before they head out to dazzle audiences around the world! The Merola Grand Finale is an exciting evening at the War Memorial Opera House, featuring scenes from some of opera’s most thrilling moments.

The Merola Grand Finale reception directly follows the performance. A separate ticket is required for admission.

Saturday, August 20, 10:00 pm | For tickets, click here
Merola Grand Finale Post-Reception
Veterans Building Green Room

Celebrate the conclusion of the 2016 Merola Opera Program at this post-performance reception. Join the Merola artists for wine and an array of desserts and savory treats as we toast this year’s program at an elegant reception in the Veterans Building Green Room.

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