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

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Philosophy amid movement in San Francisco Ballet’s Dance Innovations

Dores André and Benjamin Freemantle in McIntyre's The Big Hunger © Erik Tomasson
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.
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Visions of Classical (Re)Vision in San Francisco

Mathilde Froustey and Carlo Di Lanno in Welch's Bespoke © Erik Tomasson
“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.”
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San Francisco Ballet opens season with Wheeldon’s magical Cinderella

San Francisco Ballet in Wheeldon's Cinderella © Erik Tomasson
Wheeldon’s Cinderella is the kind of production that so enthralls, you immediately want to make plans to see it again.
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San Francisco Ballet celebrates 75 years of Nutcracker

Mathilde Froustey and Luke Ingham in Tomasson's Nutcracker © Erik Tomasson
In Helgi Tomasson's production, Michael Yeargan’s scenic design and the late Martin Pakledinaz’ sumptuous costumes create a scene so charming, you just want to climb inside and stay in that world all evening and beyond.
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San Francisco Opera offers a dark, powerful Rusalka

Rachel Willis-Sørensen (Rusalka) and Kristinn Sigmundsson (Vodník) © Cory Weaver | San Francisco Opera
Both vocally and instrumentally the performance  was a high-class one
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Exquisite Handelian singing in San Francisco Opera's Orlando

Sasha Cooke (Orlando) © Cory Weaver | San Francisco Opera
The evening’s most revelatory performance came from the young countertenor Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen as Medoro. 
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