The greatest love story ever told, Shakespeare’s powerfully poetic and tragic tale of love and loss will steal your heart and leave you breathless. Transcending the hate of warring factions, in defiance of their parents and in secrecy from their closest friends, two young, star-crossed lovers risk all they have to be together. However, the same passion that stirs the lovers’ hearts also fuels the wrath of their feuding families and exacts heart-rending results.
News About Romeo and Juliet at War Memorial Opera House
BWW Feature: ONLINE VIRTUAL OPERA TOUR at Home Computer Screens
January 15, 2021
The West is a Land of Infinite Beginnings will stream for free Jan. 15-29. The promise of the American dream runs up against hard realities and uncontrollable forces in this new digital short from Missy Mazzoli, composer of Song from the Uproar and Breaking the Waves. James Darrah directs this video that tells of a ghostly sodbuster.
San Francisco Opera Present January 2021 Free Opera Streams and Department Of Diversity, Equity And Community Offerings
December 16, 2020
Full-length free opera streams continue in January with three titles that were simulcast previously from the War Memorial Opera House to the stadium of the San Francisco Giants.
San Francisco Ballet Announces Digital Season in 2021
October 27, 2020
Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson today announced plans to present a streamed, all-digital 2021 Season. With the continuing health pandemic placing restrictions on large public in-person gatherings, Tomasson curated a reimagined season.
San Francisco Ballet Announces 2021 Repertory Season
June 18, 2020
Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson announces programming for the 2021 Repertory Season, scheduled to open January 19 and run through June 27.
San Francisco Opera Announced Upcoming 'Opera Is ON' Streaming Performances
May 14, 2020
San Francisco Opera's streamed performances continue through Opera is ON with Vincenzo Bellini's I Capuleti e i Montecchi (The Capulets and the Montagues) on Saturday, May 16. Each streamed opera, captured live in high-definition at the War Memorial Opera House, will be viewable on demand at sfopera.com on the streaming date starting at 10 am and expiring at 11:59 pm the following day.
Lincoln Center at Home Presents San Francisco Ballet: ROMEO AND JULIET
May 04, 2020
Lincoln Center at Home (#LincolnCenterAtHome) presents San Francisco Ballet: Romeo and Juliet on May 11, 2020. As a part of this new initiative, viewers can watch archival Lincoln Center performances, available for free and on demand at LincolnCenter.org and on Lincoln Center's Facebook Page.
Cathy Marston's MRS. ROBINSON to Premiere at San Francisco Ballet
January 03, 2020
San Francisco Ballet has announced Cathy Marston's next creation for the Company: Mrs. Robinson, inspired by the 1960s American novella and film The Graduate and re-told from the perspective of Mrs. Robinson, one of America's most notorious seductresses. Mrs. Robinson is Marston's second work for the Company; her ballet Snowblind, based on Edith Wharton's novella Edith Frome, premiered to critical acclaim at the Company's 2018 Unbound: A Festival of New Works, with repeat performances in the 2019 Repertory Season and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC and Sadler's Wells Theatre in London. Mrs. Robinson will premiere March 24, 2020 at the War Memorial Opera House on Program 05: Ballet Accelerator, which also includes Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson's 7 For Eight and David Dawson's Anima Animus. Performances will run through April 4, 2020.
San Francisco Ballet Will Open 2020 Repertory Season With SPELLBOUND
December 19, 2019
San Francisco Ballet and Artistic Director & Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson will launch the 2020 Repertory Season with SPELLBOUND: SF Ballet's Opening Night Gala on Thursday, January 16, 2020. One of the Bay Area's most anticipated annual events, the Gala, this year chaired by Patricia Dale Roberts, begins with a cocktail reception and black-tie fundraising dinner at San Francisco City Hall at 5 pm. The evening's performance begins at 8 pm and will feature twelve pieces, including three world premieres by current and former members of SF Ballet's Company: Val Caniparoli, Choreographer in Residence Yuri Possokhov, and Myles Thatcher.
Wheeldon's CINDERELLA Opens SF Ballet's 2020 Repertory Season, Tickets On Sale Now
November 13, 2019
Tickets are on sale now to San Francisco Ballet's 2020 Repertory Season, starting January 21 with Christopher Wheeldon's Cinderella, set to Sergei Prokofiev's score, at the War Memorial Opera House. The 2020 Season continues through May with two additional story ballets: George Balanchine's A Midsummer Night's Dream (March 6a?"15) and Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson's Romeo & Juliet (May 1a?"10). Tickets to the 2020 Repertory Season start at $29.
Photo Flash: San Francisco Opera Presents MANON LESCAUT
November 08, 2019
Director Olivier Tambosi's production of Manon Lescaut, composer Giacomo Puccini's first triumph, returns to San Francisco Opera for six performances on the War Memorial Opera House stage, from November 8 through the 26th.
San Francisco Opera Chorus Holds Concert On November 22
November 05, 2019
San Francisco Opera showcases the vocal might of the San Francisco Opera Chorus in concert on Friday, November 22, at 7:30 p.m.
San Francisco Opera Presents Olivier Tambosi And Frank Philipp Schlössmann's Production of Puccini's MANON LESCAUT
October 17, 2019
Director Olivier Tambosi's production of Manon Lescaut, composer Giacomo Puccini's first triumph, returns to San Francisco Opera for six performances on the War Memorial Opera House stage, from November 8 through the 26th. +
KC Ballet Announces Roster Changes And New Second Company Manager
September 19, 2019
Kansas City Ballet Artistic Director Devon Carney today announced the promotion of one member and appointment of five new dancers to the Company and 14 new Second Company dancers.
San Francisco Opera Announces Casting Update For Gounod's ROMEO & JULIET
September 03, 2019
San Francisco Opera today announced a cast change for Charles Gounod's Romeo and Juliet (Roméo et Juliette), which opens the Company's 97th season on September 6, 2019 and runs for seven performances through October 1 at the War Memorial Opera House. Samoan-born New Zealand tenor Pene Pati, originally scheduled to sing Romeo on October 1, will perform the role in all performances, replacing Bryan Hymel who has withdrawn for personal reasons.
San Francisco Opera Opens 97th Season With ROMEO AND JULIET
August 16, 2019
San Francisco Opera inaugurates its 97th season on Friday, September 6 with Charles Gounod's romantic Romeo and Juliet (Roméo et Juliette) and two season-opening benefit eventsa?"Opera Ball 2019: The Capulets' Masked Ball and BRAVO! CLUB's Opening Night Gala. The Company's opening weekend also includes Benjamin Britten's Billy Budd in director Michael Grandage's acclaimed production opening on September 7; and on September 8 San Francisco Chronicle Presents Opera in the Park, the annual free concert tradition celebrating the opening of the opera season.