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

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San FranciscoIt's a Wonderful Life

Heggie: It's a Wonderful Life
Patrick Summers; Leonard Foglia; San Francisco Opera; Robert Brill; David C. Woolard; William Burden; Golda Schultz

San FranciscoMTT conducts Beethoven's NInth

Berg, Beethoven
San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas; Susanna Phillips; Kelley O'Connor; Nicholas Phan; Davóne Tines

San FranciscoIfigenia in Aulide – A Modern World Premiere

Porta: Ifigenia in Aulide
Ars Minerva; Shawnette Sulker

San FranciscoGautier Capuçon and Jean-Yves Thibaudet in recital

Debussy, Brahms, Rachmaninov
Gautier Capuçon; Jean-Yves Thibaudet

San FranciscoThe Nutcracker

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker
Marius Petipa; Lev Ivanov; Helgi Tomasson; San Francisco Ballet

San FranciscoHandel's Messiah

Handel: Messiah
San Francisco Symphony; Jane Glover; Ying Fang; Elizabeth DeShong; Nicholas Phan; Joshua Hopkins
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An alluring Common Ground

Shuaib Elhassan (with company members) in Common Ground © Chris Hardy
Abstract ballet always asks the question of meaning, and Alonzo King Lines Ballet is one of the few companies that answers that question with existential exactness. 
*****
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A Cav & Pag with virtues and flaws at San Francisco Opera

Tango time © Cory Weaver | San Francisco Opera
Tenor-turned-director José Cura transplants the action from southern Italy to Buenos Aires. 
***11
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MTT offers familiar and unfamiliar Stravinsky in San Francisco

Leonidas Kavakos, Michael Tilson Thomas and the SFO © Cory Weaver
In a program including both modernist and neoclassical works, Michael Tilson Thomas and the SFO emphasized the common traits characterizing Stravinsky's entire ouevre.
****1
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A phenomenally multi-layered Mahler 3 in San Francisco

Sasha Cooke © Dario Acosta
Michael Tilson Thomas, Sasha Cooke, and choristers from the Pacific Boychoir and San Francisco Chorus come together in a phenomenal performance of Mahler's all-encompassing Third Symphony. 
*****
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The San Francisco Ring: Episode IV – A New Hope

Daniel Brenna (Siegfried), Stacey Tappan, Renée Tatum and Lauren McNeese (Rhinemaidens) © Cory Weaver | San Francisco Opera
The world is gloriously redeemed in the gripping final installment of San Francisco Opera's Ring cycle.
*****
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A gritty Siegfried at San Francisco Opera

Daniel Brenna (Siegfried) © Cory Weaver | San Francisco Opera
Both the technical effects and the singing impress in San Francisco Opera's dark Siegfried.
****1
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