Program

05

Robbins:
Ballet & Broadway

Opus 19/The Dreamer
Composer: Sergei Prokofiev
Choreographer: Jerome Robbins

The Cage
Composer: Igor Stravinsky
Choreographer: Jerome Robbins

Other Dances
Composer: Frédéric Chopin
Choreographer: Jerome Robbins

Fancy Free
Composer: Leonard Bernstein
Choreographer: Jerome Robbins

Our all-Robbins program celebrates the centennial of Jerome Robbins and Leonard Bernstein with four iconic works: Fancy Free, a high-spirited story of three sailors on shore leave in New York City; the otherworldly, pensive Opus 19/The Dreamer; the electrifying and brilliantly ferocious The Cage; and Other Dances, a gorgeous, lyrical duet set to Chopin's piano music.

Runtime: 2 hours and 13 minutes, including 20 and 15-minute intermissions
San Francisco Ballet in Robbins' Fancy Free // © Erik Tomasson

“Tending the heritage of Jerome Robbins has always been a deeply personal project for San Francisco Ballet Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson; it's also a mission that stretches the company to its fullest.”

San Francisco Chronicle

Celebrating Jerome Robbins

Join Helgi Tomasson, Patricia McBride, Jean-Pierre Frohlich, and Ellen Sorrin as they share their memories and discuss Jerome Robbins’ work on the centennial anniversary of his birth. 

Learn More

GROUP TICKETS

Groups of 10+ receive 20% off Tuesday–Saturday and 30% off Friday in select sections. Share a sensational performance with friends and family.

Call 415 865 6785 Monday–Friday 10 am–4 pm, or email groups@sfballet.org.

More Info

Opera House Dining Experiences

Cafe at the Opera, located on the lower level of the Opera House is perfect for pre-performance or intermission dining with a changing seasonal buffet and elevated a la carte dishes. Reservations are strongly recommended and available on OpenTable or by calling 415 861 8150. Or, pre-order The Champagne Experience before your performance, and you and your guests will enjoy bubbly refreshments and appetizers in Dress Circle South.

Costume Design

Opus 19/The Dreamer
  • Ben Benson
The Cage
  • Ruth Sobotka
Other Dances
  • Santo Loquasto
Fancy Free
  • Kermit Love

Lighting Design

Opus 19/The Dreamer
  • Jennifer Tipton
The Cage
  • Jennifer Tipton
Other Dances
  • Jennifer Tipton

Scenic Design

The Cage
  • Jean Rosenthal
Fancy Free
  • Oliver Smith