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Opera on Tap


Farewell to

Cafe Royale

Cafe Royale, SF, CA

Sunday August 17th, 7pm



The Balcony Level Supporter Membership Program

Opera on Tap San Francisco is excited to unveil its new membership program – The Balcony Level Supporter!

As our organization undertakes original and progressive ways to make opera accessible and entertaining, we need your financial support.  With your help, we will continue to offer and expand our innovative and professional performances free of charge or at low-cost to a wide Bay Area audience.  

As you know, we are re-inventing operatic performance by inserting it into the grass-roots cultural scene, following the example of rock bands and comedians. Local singers let their hair down and bring you into what feels like an after hours backstage party, singing some of opera's best and little known pieces in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. This Spring, we embark on our most ambitious project to date, collaborating with a graphic artist to set Mozart’s classic Le Nozze di Figaro into the world of comics: a comic opera, literally. Our first full production needs your help to bring our vision to fruition.


For a yearly donation of $250.00, you will receive the following thank you items:

  • You and your fellow opera enthusiast/friend will receive a stylish Opera on Tap San Francisco T-Shirt (valued at $25 per t-shirt). We offer several sizes for your choosing.  The t-shirts are made of organic cotton and feature our logo on the front.
  • 2 complimentary tickets (valued at $25 per ticket) to our upcoming Comic Opera – “Le Nozze di Figaro”.  This ground-breaking production will be performed June 21-23, 2013, at a newly-renovated historical theater in San Leandro. 
  • Front row seating reservations to our performances at bars and cafes.  As a special thank you, please let us know which performance you plan on attending and we will reserve 2-front row seats (please note that due to limited seating, these seats need to be reserved in advance).
  • A special invitation to a rehearsal of one of our shows. Gain true access to a singer’s preparatory activity and see what it takes to put the outstanding performance you’re accustomed to with Opera on Tap San Francisco.
  • A collection of all our show posters over this past year including information on the performers, stories from the year, press clippings and much more insight on the behind-the-scenes at Opera on Tap San Francisco (will be delivered in December 2013).

To become a Balcony Level Supporter Member, please email Indre Viskontas at   She will respond to your email with guidance.  Within a week after your donation is made, you will receive a membership packet. Please note that you can break your payments into 2, 3, or 4 separate payments over the year. 

Your financial support make sure Opera on Tap San Francisco can continue putting on world class performances by providing stipends for the singers and musicians, costumes for the performances, and instruments.  


About Us

Opera on Tap is a non-profit organization whose mission is to make opera as ubiquitous and accessible as pop music. Following the example of rock bands and comedians, we bring opera to neighborhood music venues and give our audience the context and background of each piece. Local singers let their hair down and bring you into what feels like an after hours back stage party, singing some of opera's best known and little known pieces in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

We have a monthly residency at Cafe Royale, one of San Francisco's emerging performance hotspots. We partner with local chamber music groups and create evenings filled with laughter, warmth and most importantly, great music.

Co-Managing Divas Indre Viskontas and Katherine Gerber are committed to changing the perception of opera in the Bay Area.

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What people are saying:

This event was a rare and exceptional pleasure into what will hopefully become a more increasingly common venue! It reminded me of the good old days in North Beach, forty years ago, when one could have a good Italian meal while listening to live opera singers, but without the surrounding smoking! The singers were all young, gorgeous, and enchanting to hear! This is an event to not miss next time. ~Ruth

Very nice venue, with beautiful voices. The harpsichord, cello and flute gave wonderful accompaniment and set the tone for the individual sets. ~Bob W.

Scintillating and fun! Can't wait for the next Opera on Tap.  ~Steve H.

Great venue, wonderful singing.  ~ Dr. Eric

A wonderful experience - intimate, lively, fun and full of amazing talent.  ~Jessica

This was so well produced that I can not wait to go to the next one. Bravo!!! ~Robert F.

This event was amazing! I enjoyed the music. The performances was spectacular. I am so looking forward to the next "Opera on Tap". BRAVO! ~Maura V.

Don't know how they do it, but these fresh young classical singers just keeps getting better and better every performance! I loved the addition of the Baroque instruments too and hope these musicians will also be returning again! ~Ruth

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Upcoming Performances 



Sunday August 17th, 2014


Cafe Royale

800 Post St @ Leavenworth


Saturday September 20th, 2014


The Rite Spot

2099 Folsom Street @17th