San Francisco Ballet‘s run of performances of Christopher Wheeldon’s Cinderella© will fill the War Memorial Opera House with the sounds of Sergei Prokofiev’s beautiful score.
Wheeldon’s imagining of this classic fairy tale ballet, featuring a cast of 197 performers, is inspired by the Brothers Grimm’s written version of the story and
“offers no fairy godmother or clock striking midnight. Instead, Cinderella’s heroine is in control of her destiny, emerging from the death of her mother empowered by love.”
Cinderella includes set and costume designs by Tony Award-winning designer Julian Crouch and San Francisco-native puppeteer Basil Twist, who creates the tree that grows from Cinderella’s tears and directs the dazzling end of Act I.
Choreographing Christopher Wheeldon's Cinderella
San Francisco Ballet premiered Christopher Wheeldon’s Cinderella©, which was a co-production with Dutch National Ballet, in the United States in 2013. Last performed by the Bay Area company in 2020, this year’s cast includes several debuts including Soloist Isabella DeVivo as Cinderella and Principal Dancer Max Cauthorn as Prince Guillaume. Isaac Hernández has his SF Ballet Prince debut, having already performed the role with English National Ballet in 2019.
Christopher Wheeldon’s Cinderella© at War Memorial Opera House
- Friday, March 31, 2023 at 8 pm
- Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 2 and 8 pm
- Sunday, April 2, 2023 at 2 pm
- Tuesday, April 4, 2023 at 7:30 pm
- Wednesday, April 5, 2023 at 7:30 pm
- Thursday, April 6, 2023 at 7:30 pm
- Friday, April 7, 2023 at 8 pm
- Saturday, April 8, 2023 at 2 and 8 pm
Featured Photo of San Francisco Ballet‘s Sasha De Sola and Luke Ingham in Christopher Wheeldon’s Cinderella© // © Erik Tomasson.
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