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

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San FranciscoJoshua Bell and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields

Meyer, Mozart, Beethoven
Academy of St Martin in the Fields; Joshua Bell

San FranciscoLa traviata

Verdi: La traviata
Nicola Luisotti; John Copley; San Francisco Opera; John Conklin; David Walker [set designer]; Aurelia Florian; Atalla Ayan

San FranciscoGabetta plays Dvořák

Dvořák, Mozart, Lutosławski
San Francisco Symphony; Krzysztof Urbański; Sol Gabetta

San FranciscoA Finnish Tableau: Vänskä conducts Sibelius

Sibelius, Shostakovich
San Francisco Symphony; Osmo Vänskä; Baiba Skride

San FranciscoDaniil Trifonov

Mompou, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Chopin
Daniil Trifonov, Piano

San FranciscoZubin Mehta conducts the Israel Philharmonic

Poznansky, Mozart, Schubert
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra; Zubin Mehta
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Night at the Elektra museum in San Francisco

A thought-provoking production and killer cast make San Francisco Opera's Elektra top-notch music drama.
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A colorful Turandot opens the San Francisco Opera season

San Francisco Opera's Turandot is a feast for the eyes and ears, but the drama falls flat.
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Mozart's genius shines clearly in San Francisco Opera's darkly comic production of Don Giovanni

Dangling and turning like shards of a giant overhead chandelier in Don Giovanni’s banquet hall, this is an evocative multimedia production that tantalizes the senses while shining new light on Mozart's genius. 
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Quinn Kelsey excels as Rigoletto in San Francisco

If you love Verdi's inventive music, enjoy fabulous male voices in particular, and appreciate great opera conducting with exquisitely sensitive orchestral playing – then this Rigoletto is a must.
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Violinist Veronika Eberle Sails the Tricky Waters of Schumann's Violin Concerto at Davies Hall

Violinist Veronika Eberle has a successful San Francisco debut with the tricky Schumann concerto while the SF Symphony sounds somewhat limp under Robert Abbado with Busoni's Turandot and Mendelssohn's Scottish. 
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A moving, meditative evening with the dancers of Abraham.In.Motion in Kyle Abraham's latest and perhaps most personal work at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts 
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