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Venue: War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco

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AddressSan Francisco
CA 94102
United States
Google maps37° 46' 45.407" N 122° 25' 9.219" W
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San FranciscoProgram 1: Cinderella

Prokofiev: Cinderella
Christopher Wheeldon; San Francisco Ballet; San Francisco Ballet Orchestra

San FranciscoProgram 2: Classical (Re)Vision

Bach, Glass, Anderson
Stanton Welch; Liam Scarlett; Mark Morris; San Francisco Ballet; San Francisco Ballet Orchestra

San FranciscoProgram 3: Dance Innovations

Czerny
Edwaard Liang; Trey McIntyre; Harald Lander; San Francisco Ballet; San Francisco Ballet Orchestra

San FranciscoProgram 4: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream
George Balanchine; San Francisco Ballet; San Francisco Ballet Orchestra

San FranciscoProgram 5: Ballet Accelerator

Bach, Bosso
Helgi Tomasson; Cathy Marston; David Dawson; San Francisco Ballet; San Francisco Ballet Orchestra

San FranciscoProgram 6: Present Perspectives

Prokofiev, Beethoven, Glazunov
Yuri Possokhov; Benjamin Millepied; Alexei Ratmansky; San Francisco Ballet; San Francisco Ballet Orchestra

San FranciscoProgram 7: Jewels

Various: Jewels
George Balanchine; San Francisco Ballet; San Francisco Ballet Orchestra

San FranciscoProgram 8: Romeo & Juliet

Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet
Helgi Tomasson; San Francisco Ballet; San Francisco Ballet Orchestra
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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.
****1
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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
****1
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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. 
****1
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A strong close to the SF Ballet season

San Francisco Ballet in Ratmansky's Chamber Symphony © Erik Tomasson
Ulrich Birkkjaer presented an affecting portrait of a tormented Shostakovich, as he paced, leapt, slumped, was propped back to standing, and relentlessly propelled forward.
*****
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The solace of love in San Francisco Ballet’s Program 5: Lyric Voices

Jennifer Stahl and Dores André in Bound To © Erik Tomasson
There is a kind of purity to Your Flesh Shall Be a Great Poem, and a very human sense of longing and loss.
****1
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The Sleeping Beauty Reawakens in San Francisco

WanTing Zhao (Lilac Fairy) in Tomasson's The Sleeping Beauty © Erik Tomasson | Courtesy of San Francisco Ballet
In this era that venerates the contemporary, it’s rewarding to see the classics faring so well, and San Francisco Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty is a winner for all.
****1
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SF Ballet's Program 2 is a Kaleidoscope of Vibrant Works

San Francisco Ballet in Balanchine's Divertimento #15 © Erik Tomasson

Artful patterns come to life in San Francisco Ballet’s Program 2, Kaleidoscope, which opened last Tuesday night at the War Memorial Opera House.

****1
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A festive, spirited Don Quixote opens San Francisco Ballet’s season

Mathilde Froustey in Tomasson/Possokhov's Don Quixote © Erik Tommason
San Francisco Ballet's Don Quixote is ultimately a winning production with surprising warmth and heart.
****1
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