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Drive-In Tosca: Take Two!

February 1, 2021

Last fall we reported on the San Francisco Opera’s plans to show filmed versions of some of their great productions on the big screen outside at Fort Mason in December. A stay-at-home order put the kibosh on the Puccini with popcorn at the time, but SFO just announced their new schedule for the first of the drive-in shows.

Screening Feb. 12 and 13 is the company’s 2009 production of Puccini’s Tosca, starring soprano Adrianne Pieczonka in her San Francisco Opera debut as the title role. The film will be shown twice each day at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. on the 40-foot by 20-foot LED screen at Fort Mason for a limited capacity of 98 cars per showing.

Here are the particulars:

Attendees are asked to remain in their vehicles during the event and wear a mask whenever leaving to visit restroom facilities inside the Fort Mason buildings. Onsite concessions, which had been halted for recent drive-in events in compliance with health orders, have been restored. Guests must wear a face covering and observe social distancing while picking up orders from the food trucks.

Tickets are $49 per car (plus a $5 handling fee) and are available online at sfopera.com/fortmason or by calling the San Francisco Opera Box Office at (415) 864-3330. Note: Attendees must purchase tickets ahead of time; tickets will not be sold onsite at the drive-in.

Paul Kotapish is the managing editor for SFCV.  You can learn more here or at guitarfish.net.