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2020 at the Opera Shop
Despite the unstable nature of current events, the Opera Shop continues to provide service online to San Francisco Opera fans the world over. Our online shop features specialties of our physical location in the War Memorial Opera House — gifts unique to San Francisco Opera which any opera lover would enjoy. All proceeds from sales at the Opera Shop benefit San Francisco Opera directly and every sale is another step taken to keep the art of opera thriving.
Please peruse the website at your leisure with the challenges we face in mind as you make your purchase. Fulfillment of your orders may be delayed and because the supply chains are shaken, it may be necessary to take certain items offline.
As it stands, we have a fine selection of San Francisco Opera merchandise on hand including active wear, fashion, jewelry and other special gifts for the home and travel. Be sure to look at the selections from our stunning in-house productions on DVD and Blu-Ray — perfect accompaniments to your time at home. These include our critically acclaimed production of Boito's Mefistofele, a spectacular and inspiring opera of redemption and hope. Also highly recommended is our deeply moving Porgy and Bess, a masterpiece of American opera in brilliant HD and opulent sound.
THANK YOU FOR MAKING OPERA A PART OF YOUR LIFE!
From our colorful seasons to your wall, the stunning imagery created to alert the public to our exciting productions is captured in glorious living color. From commissions to artists such as Retna and famed graphic designer Michael Schwab, these commemorative posters grace the city's streets each opera season.
The collection by famed Bay Area graphic artist, Michael Schwab, is still available in limited quantities. The most recent commission resulted in Schwab's dramatic rendition of Giuseppe Verdi's DON CARLO, a gloriously rich rendering of the opera's byzantine plot. The museum quality prints are gorgeously printed on heavy archival stock. Posters in 24" x 36" size are signed by the artist. Framed posters are available in very limited editions.
Schwab has created award-winning logos and posters for a remarkable list of prestigious clients, including The John F. Kennedy Center, Pebble Beach, Robert Mondavi, Major League Baseball, Peet’s Coffee, TCM and the Golden Gate National Parks. His work is striking in its simplicity.
LOOK FOR ARCHIVAL POSTERS FROM SFO'S STORIED PAST IN THE FUTURE.