Three black and white images are arrayed collage-style, showing schoolchildren attending the opera, a soprano preparing in her dressing room, and well-dressed opera guests in the opera lobby.

Bringing the Opera to the People and the People to the Opera

10 September 2022 - 12 January 2023
Art, Music & Recreation Center Exhibit Space - 4th Fl
Main Library

100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States

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Materials from the San Francisco Public Library highlight the ways that San Francisco Opera has drawn upon the local community to realize its performances and create a dynamic social scene that nourishes the people of San Francisco.


Left and top right images from 
San Francisco programs. Music. Art, Music & Recreation Center. 
Bottom right image: San Francisco Opera Guild’s Fol-de-Rol, October 1952. Photograph by V.M. Hanks Jr., San Francisco History Center.

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