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Ausrine Stundyte as Cio-Cio-San, Elizabeth Janes as Butterfly’s child and Sarah Larsen as Suzuki in Seattle Opera's production of Puccini's Madama Butterfly. Photo by Elise Bakketun.
San Francisco Opera
ADDRESS >>  War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco CA 94102-4509 United States
PHONE >>  415- 864-3330
FAX >>  415-626-1729
WEB SITE >> www.sfopera.com
MISSION STATEMENT / DESCRIPTION >>
"To present opera performances of the highest international quality available to the widest possible audiences. To perpetuate and enrich the operatic art form. To be creative and innovative in all aspects of opera. To take a leadership role in training, arts education and audience development "

VENUE LOCATION >>
STAFF LISTINGS >>
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Please visit the company's web site for more staff information.
David Gockley *
General Director

Nicola Luisotti
Music Director

Matthew Shilvock
Associate General Director

Kip Cranna
Director of Music Administrator

Sheri Greenawald
Opera Center Director

Gregory M. Henkel
Director of Artistic Administration

Jessica Koplos
Director Of Electronic Media

Greg Weber
Director of Production

Jon Finck
Director of Communications and Public Affairs

Marcia Lazer
Director of Marketing

Daniele McCartan
Costume Director

Susan McConkey
Chief Information Officer

Ruth Nott
Director of Education

Jennifer Lynch
Director of Development

Valerie York
Associate Marketing Director

Michael Simpson
Director of Finance & Administration / CFO

Beth Sinclair
Director of Human Resources

Joey Castañeda
Education Department

Claire Padien-Havens
Assistant to the Board of Directors

Linda Steenman
Assistant to the General Director

Valentina Simi
Artist Services Coordinator and Assistant to the Music Director



Spring 2014 Magazine Issue
  • From Gold Rush to Google
  • Before, After and During Opera Conference 2014
  • OPERA America's New Works Forum Expands and Explores
Contact Us
330 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001
P 212-796-8620 • F 212-796-8621
Info@operaamerica.orgDirections
From Airport:
The easiest way to reach the OPERA America offices is to get a cab at the airport. Cost is $40-45
(not including tip).
  • JFK - Take the AirTrain ($5 - approx. 15 minutes) to the Jamaica Street Station and transfer to the Long Island Railroad (LIRR). Take the LIRR to Penn Station ($12 - approx. 35 minutes). See Penn Station directions below.
  • LaGuardia - Take the M60 Bus to the Hoyt Ave/31st Street. Get on the or Train and take that to 42nd/Times Square Station. Follow the Times Square Station directions below.
  • Newark - Take the New Jersey Transit train to Penn Station ($15 - approx. 45 min). See the Penn Station Directions below.

From Penn Station/Madison Square Garden:
Leave the station through the 7th Avenue/33rd Street exit and walk south for four blocks. The building is on
the right hand side.

From Grand Central Station:
Take the Train to the 42nd/Times Square station and transfer to the Train.
Take the Train to the 28th Street stop and walk north on 7th Avenue.
The building is on the same block as the train stop.

From 42nd Street/Times Square:
Take the Train to the 28th Street stop and walk north on 7th Avenue.
The building is on the same block as the train stop.

For more detailed directions, most up-to-date pricing or to specify a different starting location, please visit the
MTA Web site.