A Midsummer Night’s Dream at San Francisco Ballet


March 22, 2024    
8:00 pm - 10:15 pm


War Memorial Opera House
301 Van Ness Avenue, , San Francisco, , California, 94102

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream Takes Flight at San Francisco Ballet!

Prepare to be swept away to a world of enchanting fairies, mischievous sprites, and romantic entanglements as San Francisco Ballet presents a whimsical production of Shakespeare’s beloved comedy, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” This timeless tale unfolds from March 12th to March 23rd, offering a delightful experience for audiences of all ages.

Step into the heart of a magical forest, where love takes unexpected turns and mischievous fairies weave their whimsical spells. Mistaken identities fuel hilarious misunderstandings as Athenian lovers find themselves lost in a world of dreams and desires. This Shakespearean favorite promises an evening filled with laughter, romance, and the timeless magic of the Bard’s words.

But the magic doesn’t stop with the enchanting narrative. This production boasts the renowned choreography of George Balanchine, a true master of movement and storytelling. His captivating dance sequences bring Shakespeare’s characters and their emotions to life in a captivating visual language. The whimsical score by Felix Mendelssohn further complements the experience, transporting audiences to a world of ethereal beauty.

For this production, San Francisco Ballet is excited to collaborate with the celebrated French designer Christian Lacroix. His artistry breathes new life into the characters with updated costume and set designs. Prepare to be visually entranced by stunning sets and costumes that embody the play’s fantastical spirit.

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” promises a theatrical experience unlike any other. Witness the graceful fusion of Shakespeare’s wit, Balanchine’s visionary choreography, Mendelssohn’s evocative music, and Lacroix’s stunning design. With a total runtime of approximately 2 hours and 5 minutes, including a single intermission, this production is perfect for both seasoned theatergoers and those new to the world of Shakespeare.

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