Misa Kuranaga and Joseph Walsh in Ashton's Marguerite and Armand // © Reneff-Olson Productions

“British Icons” Featured in SF Ballet Program

San Francisco Ballet (SF Ballet) is currently staging  British Icons, featuring SF Ballet repertory premieres of Sir Frederick Ashton’s Marguerite and Armand and Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Song of the Earth, two timeless ballets rarely staged in North America.

MacMillan’s Song of the Earth will feature breathtaking on-stage vocal performances by current and former San Francisco Opera Adler Fellows Gabrielle Beteag, Moisés Salazar, Nikola Printz, and Thomas Kinch. Founded in 1977, the Opera’s Adler Fellowship Program is one of the nation’s most prestigious performance-oriented residencies for advanced young singers.

Further, Song of the Earth is proudly staged by the acclaimed Grant Coyle and Edward Watson with additional principal coaching by Artistic Director Tamara Rojo. Houston Ballet’s principal dancer Chase O’Connell will be performing as a guest artist in Song of the Earth during the matinee showing on Saturday, Feb. 10.