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War Memorial Opera House
301 Van Ness Ave. San Francisco, CA 94102
415-864-3330
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27 reviews
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attended May 04 2012

The setting, costumes, orchestra were marvelous. My favorite was Count Gamache. The actor who played him was a young kid, but so memorable! The dancers that played main characters were from the Russian school of ballet. They were good, but not...continued

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attended May 04 2012

This was my first professional ballet performance so I have little points of comparison. Having said that, I've been to 100s of stage productions of varying genres and I must say that this performance was outstanding. The story of Don Quixote...continued

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Website

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Quotes & Highlights

There will be a pre-performance interview starting at 7:00pm.

Description

Helgi Tomasson and Yuri Possokhov’s staging of Don Quixote returns in its entire splendor, now with spectacular all-new scenery and costumes by Tony Award winning designer Martin Pakledinaz and lighting by James F. Ingalls. Miguel de Cervantes’ romantic and witty story, placed in the colorful streets of Spain, comes to life with a lively cast of characters, along with the bravado and excitement of some of classical ballet’s most technically demanding dances.

Approximate program length: 2 hours, 30 minutes.

Composer: Léon Minkus

Don Quixote is best enjoyed by adults and children 8 years and older.

Photo: Vanessa Zahorian in Tomasson/Possokhov’s Don Quixote.

About the Ticket Supplier: San Francisco Ballet

The mission of San Francisco Ballet is to share our joy of dance with the widest possible audience in our community and around the globe and to provide the highest caliber of dance training in our School.