San Francisco Opera to Celebrate Pride

By Francisco Salazar
(Credit: Kristen Loken)

The San Francisco Opera is set to celebrate pride on June 18 and 26, 2022.

On June 18, the company will host Pride Night at the Opera with the exterior of the War Memorial Opera House glowing in rainbow colors. The evening will also offer attendees a pairing of the Company’s new production of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” with a Pride party following the performance on the Dress Circle level of the War Memorial Opera House. Activities include a lip-sync competition, Best Pride Look prize, selfie stations, dancing, and handcrafted beverages from Global Gourmet.

All June 18 Don Giovanni ticketholders will be invited to join in the fun with special guest host Donna Sachet from San Francisco Bay Times.

On June 26, the company will take part in the 52nd San Francisco Pride Parade, one of the oldest celebrations of LGBTQ+ identity in the world. This year, San Francisco Opera and other local arts groups, including SFJAZZ, San Francisco Ballet, San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, New Conservatory Theatre Center, and San Francisco Opera Guild, join forces to march with Pride.