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Beethoven, Martinů and Scarlatti Thrill at San Francisco Ballet

Carla Escoda | Posted 04.14.2016 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Maria Kochetkova and Joan Boada in Christopher Wheeldon's Rush© at San Francisco Ballet. (Photo: Erik Tomasson) Baseball season opened with a bang o...

Baritone Brian Mulligan - Bracing Up for 'The Fall of the House of Usher' at San Francisco Opera

Sean Martinfield | Posted 12.03.2015 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

Opening Tuesday, December 8 at San Francisco Opera is the U.S. premiere of a double-bill of Gothic horror - two versions of Edgar Allan Poe's classic ...

28 Chinese Cavort Amid the Treasures of the Asian Art Museum

Carla Escoda | Posted 07.07.2016 | Arts
Carla Escoda

The placement of these artworks is disconcerting and, for the most part, brilliant. Viewing the modern work next to ancient artifacts from China and from neighboring countries with which it has had a volatile history, instantly rewires our brains.

Outbursts of Genius in San Francisco Ballet's Romeo and Juliet

Carla Escoda | Posted 05.02.2016 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Helgi Tomasson's Romeo and Juliet made a comeback at San Francisco's War Memorial Opera House last night, buoyed by a vivid and sensitive performance of the Prokofiev score by the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, under the electrifying baton of Martin West.

San Francisco Ballet in the Exhilarating Shostakovich Trilogy

Carla Escoda | Posted 06.05.2014 | Arts
Carla Escoda

You do not have to be an admirer of Shostakovich or a ballet junkie to be moved and exhilarated by San Francisco Ballet in Alexei Ratmansky's Shostakovich Trilogy.

Thrills and Chills: San Francisco Ballet in Giselle

Carla Escoda | Posted 03.30.2014 | Arts
Carla Escoda

San Francisco Ballet unveiled its latest Parisian import in Giselle on Sunday afternoon at the War Memorial Opera House, less than 24 hours after fielding a much-adored veteran in the same role in its season opener. With three more principal ballerinas poised to rotate through the iconic role through February 2, the fan clubs are buzzing.

San Francisco Spares No Expense on a 21st Century Cinderella

Carla Escoda | Posted 07.14.2013 | Arts
Carla Escoda

They're still sweeping up the glitter on the streets of San Francisco.

Is Beauty Enough, or Do We Need Meaning? (An Adventure at the Ballet)

Carla Escoda | Posted 04.06.2013 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Ballet To The People lured her date to a performance of San Francisco Ballet's season opener with the promise that she would sit through the Super Bowl with him the next day.