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Classical music, opera, ballet and dance in San Francisco, CA, United States

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San FranciscoThe Nutcracker

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker
Helgi Tomasson; San Francisco Ballet; Michael Yeargan; Martin Pakledinaz; James F. Ingalls; San Francisco Ballet Orchestra

San FranciscoHandel: Messiah

Handel: Messiah
San Francisco Symphony; Masaaki Suzuki; Lauren Snouffer; Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen; Leif Aruhn-Solén; Jonathon Adams

San FranciscoJoshua Bell, Violin

Beethoven, Schumann, Debussy
Joshua Bell; Peter Dugan

San FranciscoProkofiev: Peter and the Wolf

Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf, Op.67
San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra; Daniel Stewart

San FranciscoElim Chan conducts TchaikovskyWorld premiere

Ogonek, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky
San Francisco Symphony; Elim Chan; James Ehnes

San FranciscoItzhak Perlman, Violin

Itzhak Perlman; Rohan De Silva
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Antony and Cleopatra: Adams offers a Shakespeare speed-read

Great vocal performances from Amina Edris and Gerald Finley grace John Adams' new opera, which opens San Francisco Opera’s centennial season.
***11
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Tomasson bows out from San Francisco Ballet with stirring Swan Lake

Swan Lake is the last program of the San Francisco Ballet’s season and of the 37-year tenure of retiring artistic director Helgi Tomasson.
****1
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Charm and wit abound in San Francisco Ballet's Don Quixote

Helgi Tomasson and Yuri Possokhov's restaging of the 1869 Petipa classic brings a sunny smile to faces in San Francisco. 
****1
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A triumphant Nutcracker: San Francisco Ballet is back!

With Tchaikovsky’s dear, familiar overture, the reassuring sameness of Wendall K Harrington’s slide show projecting 1915 San Francisco scenes onto the curtains, we were all, most decisively, back. 
****1
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Philosophy amid movement in San Francisco Ballet’s Dance Innovations

The ballet culminates with fouettés, bravura leaps from the oversized ensemble and a rousing finish with all 44 dancers onstage. It was an exuberant end to an intelligent, satisfying production, both of thought and movement.
****1
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Visions of Classical (Re)Vision in San Francisco

“Your love affair with ballet, your time with ballet, is short,” explains Welsh about his ballet Bespoke, “Eventually you lay down, and dance keeps moving. It’s a bittersweet thing.”
****1
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