Joint Ivy Alumni Night at the SF Opera!

Organized by NorCal Columbia alumni, co-hosted by HCSF and the Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth, Penn, Princeton, and Yale clubs

Come enjoy Richard Strauss' Die Frau ohne Schatten, (The Woman Without a Shadow), an operatic spectacle drawing from the Arabian Nights, Grimms' Fairy Tales, and Goethe's Faust. Written during the collapse of the Habsburg Empire and the onset of the first World War, this vibrant San Francisco production about husbands, wives, and children was designed by acclaimed artist David Hockney.

Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase tickets a group discount, and reconnect with alumni and friends members at the Pre-Performance Social.

**PLEASE NOTE: In order to attend the Pre-Performance Social, attendees must purchase a ticket to the evening’s performance, following instructions on the Eventbrite link HERE and comply with COVID safety guidelines described below.

Saturday, June 10
6pm - 10pm PDT

War Memorial Opera House
301 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102

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Input offer code IVYLEAGUE25 to obtain up to 30% off select seats for Saturday, June 10, 2023. Discounted price ends on Friday, June 9 at 11:59pm PDT.

If you have not attended a San Francisco Opera in the last three years, you may be eligible for this offer.

6:00-6:50pm Pre-Performance reception (located on Outdoor Loggia Balcony. Please enter building through the North Carriage Doors facing courtyard side of the Opera House)
6:50-7:05pm Featured Speaker discusses about Richard Strauss' work
7:05-7:30pm Attendees are seated before performance begins
7:30pm Performance begins (there is no late seating )

Doors will be open to the public at 6:30pm. Anyone arriving for the reception between 6 and 6:30pm needs to enter through the North Carriage Doors, which are on the courtyard side of the Opera House (the Grove Street and Van Ness Ave entrances will be closed until 6:30pm)


Effective February 1, 2023
Proof of Covid-19 vaccination and masking is no longer required to attend San Francisco Opera performances in the War Memorial Opera House or Wilsey Center.

We continue to encourage patrons to wear a mask when attending a performance to protect themselves.  San Francisco Opera will provide masks to any patron who wishes to wear one.

In addition, drinks will now be allowed in the theater during performances.   

The health and safety of our patrons, employees, and artists is our number one priority. Our health and safety protocols have been developed and reviewed by a group of University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) doctors led by epidemiologist Dr. George Rutherford.

If you have questions about our new health and safety protocols, please visit or call the Box Office at (415) 864-3330.

If you haven’t already, we strongly encourage you to get vaccinated. For information on how to get a vaccine, visit