Isaac Hernández [from Mexico] as “Prince Guillaume” in Cinderella // SF Ballet

Christopher Wheeldon’s Cinderella Returns to San Francisco. See below photos, video, ticket tip and dates below.

Isaac Hernández [a star in his native Mexico] has his SF Ballet Prince debut! He’s already performed the role with English National Ballet in 2019.

Misa Kuranaga is the title role and Isaac Hernández [see below] as Prince Guillaume, dancing to the gorgeous score of Sergei Prokofiev.

San Francisco Ballet in Wheeldon’s Cinderella© // © Lindsay Thomas

Opening night performance was on Friday, March 31 at 8:00 PM.
War Memorial Opera House
301 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, California 94102

The show will run approximately 2 hours and 31 minutes, including two intermissions.

Buy tickets at: www.sfballet.org

TIP! Check out good seats for $49 in Dress Circle Ring and Orchestra Ring for performances on April 4, 5, and 6.


About Isaac Hernández:

A star in his native Mexico, he won a Prix Benois de la Danse, one of the most prestigious prizes in ballet, in 2018 (Best Male Dancer).

Isaac Hernández joined English National Ballet in 2015 as Lead Principal.

About Cinderella:

Christopher Wheeldon—of An American in Paris fame—transforms the timeless tale of Cinderella© with stunning style, charming twists, and mesmerizing visual effects.

This magical ballet leaves behind the fairy godmother and talking mice in favor of a delightfully human story with a hopeful heroine, a noble prince, and magical elements such as an enormous billowing tree, whimsical creatures, and a carriage whose magical creation onstage will take your breath away.

Set to the gorgeous score by Sergei Prokofiev, Wheeldon’s Cinderella© is a fairy tale for our time.

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.

San Francisco Ballet in Wheeldon’s Cinderella© // © Lindsay Thomas

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.”


L to R: San Francisco Ballet in Wheeldon’s Cinderella© // © Erik Tomasson; Misa Kuranaga and Angelo Greco in Wheeldon’s Cinderella© // © Erik Tomasson; Ellen Rose Hummel and Elizabeth Powell in Wheeldon’s Cinderella© // © Erik Tomasson.

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.

San Francisco Ballet Performances:

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.

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