Release date: 6/23/15
2015-16 Single Tickets.pdf
Single (non-subscription) tickets for San Francisco Opera’s 2015–16 Season go on sale Monday, June 29, 2015. The San Francisco Opera Box Office, located at 301 Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco, is open Monday 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and Tuesday–Friday 10 a.m.–6 p.m. as well as Saturday 10 a.m.–6 p.m. during performance season for in-person sales or by phone at (415) 864-3330; tickets are also available for online purchase at sfopera.com.
The 2015–16 Season runs from September 11 through December 13, 2015 and May 27 through July 3, 2016. Highlights of San Francisco Opera’s 93rd repertory season include the American premiere of The Fall of the House of Usher—a double bill presentation of Gordon Getty’s Usher House and Robert Orledge’s reconstruction of Claude Debussy’s La Chute de la Maison Usher—directed by David Pountney and conducted by Lawrence Foster; the Company premiere of Stephen Sondheim’s multi-award–winning Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street starring Stephanie Blythe, directed by Lee Blakeley and conducted by San Francisco Opera Principal Guest Conductor Patrick Summers; a new production of Gaetano Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor with Diana Damrau and Piotr Beczala; the San Francisco premiere of David McVicar’s production of Richard Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, conducted by Mark Elder in his Company debut and starring Greer Grimsley, Brandon Jovanovich and Rachel Willis-Sørensen; and the American operatic debut of controversial Spanish director Calixto Bieito’s raw and physical production of Georges Bizet’s Carmen.
Giuseppe Verdi’s Luisa Miller, starring Leah Crocetto, Michael Fabiano and Vitaliy Bilyy and conducted by Music Director Nicola Luisotti, opens the Company’s 2015–16 Season on Friday, September 11. Absent from the War Memorial Opera House stage for 15 years, Verdi’s masterful tale of passion and intrigue is presented in Francesca Zambello’s bold San Francisco Opera production. The season also includes Leoš Janáček’s Jenůfa, presented in a new-to-San Francisco production, featuring Malin Byström in her Company debut and Karita Mattila, conducted by Jiří Bĕlohlávek. In addition, the Company will present revivals of three classic and popular San Francisco Opera productions: Mozart’s The Magic Flute with Nadine Sierra, Philippe Sly and Paul Appleby; Rossini’s The Barber of Seville with Lucas Meachem, Daniela Mack and René Barbera; and Verdi’s Don Carlo with Michael Fabiano, Krassimira Stoyanova, Nadia Krasteva, Mariusz Kwiecień and René Pape. All performances feature the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus at the historic War Memorial Opera House.
Please note that all evening performances in the 2015–16 Season will have a curtain time of 7:30 p.m. The only exceptions include all evening performances of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg that will begin at 6 p.m., Don Carlo that will begin at 7 p.m. and the September 11 season opening night performance of Luisa Miller, which will start at 8 p.m. Matinee performances will continue to begin at 2 p.m., except for the December 6 matinee of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and the June 12 matinee of Don Carlo, which will both begin at 1 p.m.
TICKETS AND INFORMATION
Single tickets for San Francisco Opera’s 2015–16 Season are priced from $26 to $381 for all operas except Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. Single tickets for Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg are priced from $30 to $410. A $1 facility fee is included in Balcony Side, Rear and Front sections. All other sections include a $2 per ticket facility fee. Please visit sfopera.com for further details, or call the Opera Box Office at (415) 864-3330. San Francisco Opera Box Office hours: Monday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.–6 p.m. during performance season. All cast, programs, prices and schedules are subject to change. OperaVision screens, suspended from the ceiling of the balcony section at selected performances, provide close-up and mid-range ensemble shots in high-definition video; English subtitles appear at the bottom of each screen. There is a per-ticket surcharge of $4 to $8 to offset the cost of this service. OperaVision is made possible by the Koret-Taube Media Suite. Visit sfopera.com for OperaVision dates. The War Memorial Opera House is located at 301 Van Ness Avenue. Patrons are encouraged to use public transportation to attend San Francisco Opera performances. The War Memorial Opera House is within walking distance of the Civic Center BART Station and near numerous bus lines, including 5, 21, 47, 49 and the F Market Street. For further public transportation information, visit bart.gov and sfmuni.com.
For the complete press release, please view the attached PDF.