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  • 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: Cinderella

    Apr 28 - May 7, 2017

  • San Francisco Opera: Rigoletto

    May 31 - Jul 1, 2017

  • San Francisco Opera: Don Giovanni

    Jun 4 - 30, 2017

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.

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San Francisco Ballet: Cinderella

April 28 - May 7, 2017

In Spring 2017, Christopher Wheeldon's sumptuous fairytale ballet from 2013 makes a welcome return to SF Ballet, in a co-production with Dutch National Ballet. This new take on Cinderella is based on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale, is a surreal dream-like ballet, set to Prokofievís score and showcases both lavish sets and costumes by designer Julian Crouch, and etheral projections by Daniel Brodie. A perfect ballet for both ballet fans and novices, this family-friendly production is a great way to get the kids to love dance.

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San Francisco Opera: Rigoletto

May 31 - July 1, 2017

Verdi's powerful tragedy concerns an eternal conflict of depravity and innocence. As with many operas, the themes of revenge, mistaken identities, and divine intervention feature heavily in this; something that was quite hidden in Victor Hugo's original novel until Verdi put it to music. Starring Pene Pati as the womanizing Duke, Nino Machaidze as Gilda, and Quinn Kelsey Rigoletto role. Nicola Luisotti and Jordi Bernacer conduct.

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San Francisco Opera: Don Giovanni

June 4 - 30, 2017

San Francisco Opera brings the mayhem in this darkly mischievous Mozart classic, where Opera's most infamous playboy has his Machiavellian attempts at seduction thwarted, and is finally punished for the rogue he is, in this deviously duplicitous comic masterpiece.

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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