Lot 22: A Centennial Celebration: SF Opera General Director’s Box
Born in Italy more than 400 years ago during the Renaissance, opera—a combination of vocal and orchestral music, drama, visual arts and dance—has been inspiring people for ages.
You and five guests will have access to the highly coveted General Director’s Box for a performance during the San Francisco Opera’s Centennial Season.
San Francisco has had a love affair with opera for over 170 years. In fact, citizens during the Gold Rush were mad for it. Between 1851 and the earthquake of 1906, nearly 5,000 opera performances were given in San Francisco in 26 different theaters. San Francisco Opera, one of the world’s leading opera companies for nearly 100 years, is synonymous with what the Bay Area is known for: entrepreneurship, innovation and community involvement.
Its location, the War Memorial Opera House, was built to commemorate all those who served in World War I. As one of the City’s most beautiful public buildings, the Opera House played host to two historic events—the drafting of the charter of the United Nations in 1945, and the ceremony where the United States restored Japanese sovereignty in 1951.
Whether you plan to enjoy a classic performance like La Traviata or Madame Butterfly, or plan to attend the world premiere of Antony and Cleopatra, be a part of San Francisco Opera’s history and experience the transformative power of musical storytelling.
All 6 seats in the General Director's Box (Box A) at the San Francisco Opera
Refreshments at intermission
To be scheduled on a mutually agreed upon performance date during SF Opera’s 100th Season (fall season from September 2022 to December 2022, and summer season in June 2023)
Donor: San Francisco Opera
Opening Bid: $800