Upcoming Exhibition | San Francisco Opera: A Centennial Celebration

Upcoming Exhibition | San Francisco Opera: A Centennial Celebration

Harvey Milk Terminal 1

Departures Level 2, Gallery 1D
November 2022 - August 2023

San Francisco Opera: A Centennial Celebration

San Francisco Opera: A Centennial Celebration will showcase the vibrant history of San Francisco’s beloved opera company. The exhibition will feature one hundred years of costumes, artifacts, and images from the collections of San Francisco Opera, the Museum of Performance + Design, and the Metropolitan Opera Archives. Exhibition highlights will include a costume worn by Beniamino Gigli during San Francisco Opera’s inaugural 1923 season and a focus on opera superstars who have graced San Francisco’s stage, including Kirsten Flagstad, Lily Pons, Dorothy Kirsten, and Leontyne Price. The exhibition will also introduce Italian composer Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca and the celebratory role that opera has played over the years in San Francisco through props, video, costume, and set design.

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San Francisco Opera Company and Pacific Southwest Airlines (PSA) Boeing 727  mid-1960s
Carolyn Mason Jones
Courtesy of San Francisco Opera