Tag Archives: Onegin

“Every Second Onstage is a Gift”

It’s hard to believe that this is the end of my eleventh season at SFB. In some respects, it feels like I have been here in San Francisco all my life.  Warming up at the heaters backstage at the Opera house, stretching in Christensen studio, reading the rehearsal schedule for the hundredth time in the […]
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Onegin Costumes: Metallic, Lace & Organza!

For this production’s costumes, Santo Loquasto redesigned what was originally created by Jurgen Rose, who did the original costumes in 1965. Santo chose to redesign them because the material was fragile, and actually deteriorating! I personally have had a long relationship with Santo that goes back to 22 years! He’s famous for layers and using […]
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“Letter to My First Love”: It’s Your Turn!

  If you could write a letter to your first love, what would it say? Please note: This feature is now closed to submissions. San Francisco Ballet’s Onegin (Jan. 27-Feb. 3, 2012) is the story of a young woman who pours out her heart in a letter to her first love—with powerful consequences. We’ve all […]
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“It Perfectly Tells the Story of Onegin…”

Now that Nutcracker is behind us, my thoughts are turning already to the Repertory Season and to the works new to us this season. First up will be Cranko’s Onegin, a ballet that I have wanted to conduct ever since I first saw it in England at The Royal Ballet. It’s a piece full of […]
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