Our Mission and Vision

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Strategic Framework for San Francisco Opera’s Next Decade

Our Mission:

We believe opera is a uniquely compelling, entertaining and emotionally thrilling art form. Our mission is to bring together growing audiences to experience opera’s transformative power.


To crack the code on producing big art in the 21st century.


We commit to:

  • Pioneering new approaches to producing large-scale opera
  • Striving for the highest standards of artistic integrity and excellence
  • Fostering a positive, collaborative, diverse, inclusive organization
  • Developing new audiences and creating dynamic audience relationships
  • Creating impactful reciprocal connections with the community through education and engagement
  • Upholding fiscal rigor and sound management as prerequisites for creativity


We commit to:

  • Creative
  • Bold
  • Inspiring
  • Welcoming
  • Excellent