Venue Details

War Memorial Opera House
301 Van Ness Ave. San Francisco, CA 94102
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4.7 / 5 Rated by 15 members
Review from Susan Moore
Red Velvet 40 events 6 reviews

Fabulous to see 3 ballets, for a fraction of the regular cost. SF Ballet never disappoints!

reviewed Feb 02 2014 report as inappropriate
Review from LIH
180 events 132 reviews

The dance and music are so wonderful. The venue is magnificent except for the minimal cant in the orchestra seating. At 5'2, I cannot see the feet of the dancers through the heads in front of me. I prefer to sit higher where I can look down on the...continued

reviewed Feb 02 2014 report as inappropriate
Review from Lillian Braudy
35 events 17 reviews

It was lovely and the seat was wonderful; but I hate the walk from BART to the Opera House; awful place and very scary. I don't think I will renew because of this walk; but the performances were thrilling.

reviewed Feb 02 2014 report as inappropriate
Review from Kate M.
11 events 4 reviews

I liked the original program, but the real beauty is in the traditional ballet performances of Giselle and Cinderella. This entire production company is perfection personified: the orchestra moves you as the music combines with the fluidity of...continued

reviewed Jan 07 2014 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

Watch the video previews for Giselle, Program 2 and _"Cinderella": _


January 25 – February 2, 2014: *_Giselle*_

The 2014 season opens with Helgi Tomasson’s spectacular production of Giselle, the heartbreaking tale of a peasant girl with a fragile heart and a passion for dancing. One of the greatest romantic ballets in the classical repertory, this magnificent production takes audiences on an unforgettable journey, from joyous celebrations in a Rhineland village to a lush forest glade, with its troupes of ethereal “Wili’s” (the spirits of young maidens who must spend eternity dancing away each night until dawn). Upon its premiere, The New York Times said, “Watching San Francisco Ballet’s Giselle, I marveled more than ever at what a haven of classical style this company has become.”

February 18-March 1, 2014: *Program 2 — Val Caniparoli World Premiere, From Foreign Lands, Borderlands*

SF Ballet is pleased to present another exciting world premiere by Val Caniparoli. While he has created works for more than 40 dance companies around the world, Caniparoli is most closely associated with SF Ballet, where he has made his artistic home since 1973. The program also includes encore presentations of two critically acclaimed works from the 2013 Season: Alexei Ratmansky’s joyous trip around the globe, From Foreign Lands, and Wayne McGregor’s arresting Borderlands, a fierce, driving study in movement inspired by the work of 20th-century visual artist Josef Albers.

*March 11-March 23, 2013: Cinderella

*Critics and fans of all ages have thrilled to Christopher Wheeldon’s magical new production of Cinderella. This highly theatrical interpretation of the Brothers Grimm and Perrault fairy tales features a dazzling array of sets, costumes, puppetry, and cinematic projections, as well as breathtaking choreography. Upon the premiere of Cinderella in Amsterdam, The Times said, “Christopher Wheeldon proves he’s the best in the business with his version of the enchanted love story… he is at the top of his game.”

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