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San Francisco Ballet

As America’s oldest professional ballet company, San Francisco Ballet has enjoyed a long and rich tradition of artistic “firsts” since its founding in 1933, performing the first American productions of Swan Lake and Nutcracker, as well as the first 20th-century American Coppélia. A lively, vital ensemble, San Francisco Ballet is one of the three largest ballet companies in the United States.

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Editorial
January 27, 2012

Arts organizations serving their broad constituencies need to fight for — and celebrate — victories in government funding.

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Opera Review
January 21, 2012

The Gondoliers presented by the Lamplighters offers a delightfully silly plot by G&S, and a happy ending, carried on the wings of captivating music, some worthy of Puccini.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
January 19, 2012

Two dazzling women — a pianist, a flamenco singer — infused a San Francisco Symphony matinee with a vivacity that thrilled listeners.

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Kids & Families Feature
January 18, 2012

Listening to Mozart won’t make you smarter. Music training, though, appears to enhance language skills, according to recently reported studies.

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Kids & Families Feature
January 18, 2012

Listening to Mozart won’t make you smarter. Music training, though, appears to enhance language skills, according to recently reported studies.

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News Report
January 17, 2012

The San Francisco Opera is in a better position financially than previously reported, and the lineup for the upcoming season is impressive.

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Recital Review
January 14, 2012

A recital by Susan Graham presented by Cal Performances offered a host of effortlessly produced sounds so healthy, warm, and filled with beauty that it was tempting to fantasize that life was equally sweet and uncomplicated.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
January 13, 2012

A semistaged production of Debussy's Martyr offered transporting performances, retaining spectacular elements of the original work, while emphasizing its beautiful music and religious mystery.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
January 13, 2012

A semistaged production of Debussy's Martyr offered transporting performances, retaining spectacular elements of the original work, while emphasizing its beautiful music and religious mystery.

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Feature Article
January 11, 2012

2011 wasn’t a great year for Congress or the San Francisco Giants, but a tremendous year for opera, as these recordings testify. There wasn’t room to include all the contenders.

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