Opera Aficionado is an exciting, new suite of programs designed for patrons who are passionate about opera. Aficionado provides an opportunity to learn more, dive deeper, and get an inside look at the world of opera.
As part of Opera Aficionado, our Interactive Lectures Series gives opera-goers around the world a front-row seat to scholarly talks, allowing attendees to dialogue with fellow opera lovers, experts, and special guests. Each month will be focused on a concept or theme relevant to all of us.
with Kip Cranna
On October 15, 1932, the War Memorial Opera House opened its doors for the first time with a production of Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca. Before then and ever since, San Francisco has enjoyed a love affair with this iconic melodrama. San Francisco Opera Dramaturg Emeritus Kip Cranna will explore this masterful work, share anecdotes of its triumphs and comic disasters, and discuss why it is that Tosca has left her heart in San Francisco.