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San Francisco Ballet returns to Orange County

The esteemed company will have two Southern California premieres, 'RAkU' and 'Trio,' as well an adaptation of 'Romeo & Juliet.'

August 25, 2011|By Heather Youmans, dailypilot@latimes.com

"Symphony in C," with music by Georges Bizet, will conclude the three-part repertory. Originally premiered in 1947 by the Paris Opéra Ballet, and by the San Francisco Ballet in 1961, "'Symphony in C' is just glorious to watch, visually stunning, with fantastic music," says Tomasson.

Finally, "Romeo & Juliet," will be brought to life for Orange County audiences. Initially created in 1994 for the company, the production features Sergei Prokofiev's score and Tomasson's choreography.

"It's a human story," Tomasson said, "so that has to come across. It's not an abstract, make-believe story or fairy tale — this could be today, anywhere."

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If You Go:

What: Tickets to San Francisco Ballet performances at Segerstrom Hall

When: Tickets go on sale to the general public on Sunday

More information: Individual tickets start at $17 and group discounts are offered for parties of 15 or more via the Group Services office at (714) 755-0236. Tickets can be reserved in person at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Box Office, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, or by calling (714) 556-2787. For online ticket purchases, visit SCFTA.org

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