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  • San Francisco Ballet: Frankenstein

    Until Feb 26, 2017

  • San Francisco Ballet: Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Prodigal Son & Diamonds

    Mar 7 - 18, 2017

  • San Francisco Ballet: Fusion Pita & Fearful Symmetries

    Mar 9 - 19, 2017

  • San Francisco Ballet: Swan Lake

    Mar 31 - Apr 12, 2017

  • San Francisco Ballet: Trio Thatcher & Within the Golden Hour

    Apr 5 - 18, 2017

San Francisco Ballet: Frankenstein Poster

San Francisco Ballet: Frankenstein

Until February 26, 2017

The Royal Ballet's Liam Scarlett brings his celebrated production of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein to San Francisco for its American premiere in 2017! One of the most promising new choreographers of the new millennium, Scarlett's works have been lauded for its pyschological complexities and expressive movement in dance. Now his first full-length ballet brings to life the troubled Dr Frankenstein and his equally tragic Creature, exploring man's desire to create and moving away from its "horror" label.

San Francisco Ballet: Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Prodigal Son & Diamonds Poster

San Francisco Ballet: Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Prodigal Son & Diamonds

March 7 - 18, 2017

The works of George Balanchine form the main focus in this triple programme. All choreographed by the late dance master himself, the first act of the evening is his Stravinsky Violin Concerto, created for two couples in contrasting pas de deux, whilst following the exact composition of the music. His 1929 work Prodigal Son is based on the Biblical story from the Book of St Luke, an exploration of sin and final redemption. The final excerpt, Diamonds, is taken from his glittering ballet Jewels.

San Francisco Ballet: Fusion Pita & Fearful Symmetries Poster

San Francisco Ballet: Fusion Pita & Fearful Symmetries

March 9 - 19, 2017

This repertory production explores the direction that modern ballet is taking. Combining elements of both East and West, three works take to the stage by the Company, including an American premiere by South African choreographer Arthur Pita, in his first commission for SF Ballet. Former Boshoi Ballet dancer Yuri Possokhov presents his 2008 work Fusion once again, and the evening finishes with Fearful Symmetries, a sensually physical work by up and coming artist Liam Scarlett, which premiered in early 2016 to critical acclaim.

San Francisco Ballet: Swan Lake Poster

San Francisco Ballet: Swan Lake

March 31 - April 12, 2017

Lauded by local press when it first premiered in 2010, Helgi Tomasson's production of Swan Lake played to an enthralled audience in February 2016 after a six-year absence from the War Memorial. Seduction, innocence and sorcery are the key themes in the world's most famous ballet work, with all-new choreography adapted from Marius Petipa's original work, sharper pantomime, stunning costumes, and ethereal special effects.

San Francisco Ballet: Trio Thatcher & Within the Golden Hour Poster

San Francisco Ballet: Trio Thatcher & Within the Golden Hour

April 5 - 18, 2017

Three works including a second new piece from SF Ballet dancer Myles Thatcher comprises this special evening. The Company's own artistic director Helgi Tomasson presents his critically acclaimed work Trio, a collection of three miniature ballets, all set to Tchaikovsky's Souvenir de Florence. The evening concludes with Christopher Wheeldon's Within the Golden Hour, a celebratory ode to both modern and classical ballet.

War Memorial Opera House

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301 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102

  • Year opened: 1932
  • Capacity: 3346
  • Merchandise booths
  • Disabled access
  • Air conditioning
  • In-house bar
  • Coat check

The War Memorial Opera House was built and opened in 1932, providing a home for the San Francisco Ballet from its earliest days and was at the time, the largest and most technologically advanced in the United States. The venue underwent a huge renovation following the cataclysmic 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake and now boasts a modern yet luxurious interior, with disability access and various bars and booths for patrons to use during intermissions, making it both a local and international landmark in the world of theater.

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