Our Mission

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A leader among international opera companies for more than nine decades, San Francisco Opera was founded and incorporated in 1923.

Since its inception, San Francisco Opera has embodied a spirit of innovation by presenting the world premieres of well-known operas, pushing the technical boundaries of what’s possible, and making opera available to new and diverse audiences.

Our Mission is:

  • To make opera performances of the highest international quality available to the widest possible audience
  • To perpetuate and enrich the operatic art form
  • To be creative and innovative in all aspects of opera
  • To take a leadership role in training, arts education, and audience development