San Francisco Ballet – Tickets & Highlights Of The 2017 Season

The 2017 season started with a bang with the Opening Night Gala and the first performance on the ballet, Frankenstein, based on Mary Shelley's famous Gothic novel.

The SF Ballet company was founded in 1933 under the name of the San Francisco Opera Ballet. (After the Paris Opera Ballet.) It was the first professional ballet company in the USA and today it's considered to be in the same league as the American Ballet Theatre and the New York City Ballet. Here are some of the highlights of this season —

Swan Lake

Past Ballet Performances

Whenever it is performed, you're not going to want to miss the SF Ballet's staging of Swan Lake. This stellar production was been haled as "striking" and "a runaway box office hit" by the San Francisco Chronicle. Swan Lake premiered in 1877 by the Bolshoi Ballet but it's the 1895 version by Marius Petipa that is the most renowned. The San Francisco Ballet's first performed Swan Lake in 1940.

  • War Memorial Opera House
  • March 31 to April 12, 2017



Another perennial favorite of the SF Ballent Company is Prokofiev's Cinderella, based on the classic fairy tale. Whenever it is staged at the War Memorial Opera House you can be sure it's going to be a sell-out, so make sure you reserve your seats as soon as you can!

  • War Memorial Opera House
  • April 28 to May 7, 2017

The 2017 Ballet Season

The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

On Christmas Eve, 1944, the San Francisco Ballet company performed the American premiere of The Nutcracker. It was an instant favorite! Since then the SF Ballet has kicked off the Christmas season in the City By The Bay with this classic.

The story takes place on Christmas Eve about 100 years ago. At a party given by a wealthy father one of the guests arrives with presents for the children, including a nutcracker for young Clara. In a fit of jealousy, her brother Fritz breaks it. Clara falls asleep and dreams a dream with jealous rats, a handsome prince, and the Sugar Plum Fairy.

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