Following a sold-out run in 2016, we proudly present a reprise of Helgi Tomasson’s strikingly modern Swan Lake featuring “choreography that, at its core, is sublime” (The Mercury News). Stunning visual effects, crisp storytelling, and virtuosic dance combine in a work that is as magnificent as it is moving. Performing Odette/Odile in Swan Lake is one of the pinnacles in a ballerina’s career. SF Ballet audiences are fortunate to have so many strong principal women who bring their unique qualities to the roles. Several of them get another chance to show off for you this season. The New York Times called Swan Lake “beautifully lyrical.” You’ll call it simply magical.
Farewell Performance for Principal Dancers Davit Karapetyan and Vanessa Zahorian:
The April 15, 7 pm performance of Swan Lake will be a special Farewell Performance for Principal Dancers (and married couple) Davit Karapetyan and Vanessa Zahorian, who will dance the leading roles. Added to the program will be a video tribute to both dancers.