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Davies Symphony Hall
Between Hayes and Grove 201 Van Ness San Francisco, CA 94102
415-864-6000
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The weather was a perfect no coat evening in SF.. I wore slacks & a button up shirt..
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Found parking in a garage a few blocks away for $8 all day Sunday rate. Arrive in the city 45 minutes early so as not to have to stress over finding parking. Limited on street parking. Spring for a parking lot.
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Reviews & Ratings

26 ratings
4.3 average rating
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102 events
56 reviews
14 stars
attended Jun 21 2012

It was very enjoyable and not too long....which is perfect for me

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Ricardo
12 events
11 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 21 2012

Enjoyed pre-performance talk, music, visuals and stage performances were all terrific. Also, seating was very good and provided nice sight lines to all performance areas, including reading text for one act Blubeard's Castle.

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26 events
10 reviews
1 stars
attended Jun 22 2012

This was not just a concert, but more like a small opera. I'm not really a fan of opera, but this was one of the most memorable experiences I've had in a concert hall. Both musically and theatrically it was an astonishing performance. Highly...continued

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Website

http://www.sfsymphony.org/season/Event.aspx?eventid=50286

Quotes & Highlights

“DeYoung brought rich voices of enormous depth and an electric tension to the performance [of Duke Bluebeards Castle_].” —_Miami Herald

Description

MTT conducts this semi-staged performance of the chilling and dark one-act opera, Duke Bluebeard’s Castle. Based on a 17th century folk tale, Duke Bluebeard’s Castle is the first and only opera written by Hungarian composer Bartók, and is one of the great achievements of 20th Century music. The mysterious, psychological drama takes audiences on an eerie journey of the human subconscious. Specially designed multi-media projections, staging, and English captions help tell the tale of Duke Bluebeard’s inquisitive new wife Judith, as she searches behind the seven doors of Bluebeard’s castle to find torture chambers, bloody weapons, Bluebeard’s former wives, and more!  

**Artists:   

  • * Michael Tilson Thomas  conductor

* Michelle DeYoung  mezzo-soprano (Judith)         

* Alan Held  bass-baritone (Bluebeard)  

* Jeremy Denk  piano

* Nick Hillel  director

* David Holmes  lighting design

* Adam Wiltshire  set design

* Souvenir  set construction

* Richard Slaney  producer      

* San Francisco Symphony

About the Ticket Supplier: San Francisco Symphony

The San Francisco Symphony and Michael Tilson Thomas present more than 220 concerts each year from September through July in a variety of genres, with SFS musicians performing classical concerts, holiday favorites, summer pops events, free outdoor concerts, special series for families and children, plus presentations of visiting guest artists and orchestras from around the globe. The San Francisco Symphony also takes its unique style to audiences world-wide, touring nationally and internationally every year. The SFS is currently recording all the Mahler symphonies on its own media label and has recently launched Keeping Score, a national, multi-year, multi-media project bringing classical music to millions of Americans via TV, radio, the Internet and more.