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

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San FranciscoLa bohème

Puccini: La bohème
Carlo Montanaro; John Caird; San Francisco Opera; Arturo Chacón-Cruz; Erika Grimaldi; Julie Adams; Ellie Dehn

San FranciscoMTT conducts Berlioz's Romeo and Juliet

Berlioz: Roméo et Juliette, choral symphony, Op.17
San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas; Sasha Cooke; Nicholas Phan; Luca Pisaroni; San Francisco Opera Chorus

San FranciscoDon Giovanni

Mozart: Don Giovanni
Marc Minkowski; Jacopo Spirei; San Francisco Opera; Alessandro Camera; Andrea Viotti; Erin Wall; Ana María Martínez

San FranciscoRigoletto

Verdi: Rigoletto
Nicola Luisotti; Rob Kearley; San Francisco Opera; Jordi Bernàcer; Michael Yeargan; Constance Hoffman; Quinn Kelsey

San FranciscoMerola Opera Program presents the Schwabacher Summer Concert

Mascagni, Moore, Massenet, Weber, Donizetti
Anne Manson; David Lefkowich

San FranciscoMerola Opera Program presents La Serva Padrona, Sāvitri, and The Bear

Pergolesi, Walton, Holst
Christopher Ocasek; Peter Kazaras; San Francisco Opera: Merola
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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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European assortment from Charles Dutoit and the SF Symphony

Charles Dutoit and the SFS brings us a night of Sibelius, Mozart, de Falla and Debussy, giving us a wonderful taste of Europe in one sitting. 
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Lines: Figures of Speech

The world premiere of Figures of Speech at Alonzo King LINES Ballet was notable for the striking, individual beauty of the dancers, and for its towering score, that incorporated fragments of recorded poetry in languages currently threatened with extinction.  
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