June 18 Pride Night at the Opera After-Party Includes Lip-Sync Contest: Aria Edition, Best Pride Look Competition, Selfie Stations and More with Guest Host Donna Sachet

“San Francisco Opera is Proud.”

San Francisco Opera today announced its plans for celebrating Pride. After a three-year absence due to the pandemic and Covid-19, the non-profit announced Pride will return Saturday, June 18 with “Pride Night at the Opera.”

The 52nd Pride Parade is scheduled for the following weekend on Sunday, June 26.

“The Company celebrates and honors our LGBTQ+ artists, staff, audience and community, and the city’s connection to opera.”

From the announcement, more details below:


With the exterior of the War Memorial Opera House glowing in rainbow colors, San Francisco Opera’s Pride Night at the Opera on June 18 offers attendees a pairing of the Company’s new production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni with a Pride party following the performance on the Dress Circle level of the War Memorial Opera House. Activities include a lip-sync competition, Best Pride Look prize, selfie stations, dancing and handcrafted beverages from Global Gourmet. All June 18 Don Giovanni ticketholders are invited to join in the fun with special guest host Donna Sachet from San Francisco Bay Times.

And more on the parade:


San Francisco Pride Parade 2019 (photos: Kristen Loken)
San Francisco Pride Parade 2019 (photos: Kristen Loken)

On June 26, San Francisco Opera takes part in the 52nd San Francisco Pride Parade, one of the oldest celebrations of LGBTQ+ identity in the world. This year, San Francisco Opera and other local arts groups, including SFJAZZ, San Francisco Ballet, San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, New Conservatory Theatre Center and San Francisco Opera Guild, join forces to march with Pride. The June 26 parade begins at 10:30 a.m. on Market Street (beginning at the Embarcadero and culminating in Civic Center) with more than 100,000 spectators expected. For more information about the 52nd San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration, visit sfpride.org.

Stark Insider hopes to see you among the 100,000 celebrating this month in San Francisco!