Swanlake 010411

Swan Lake

Hippodrome Theatre (Baltimore, MD)

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39 ratings
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7 events
4 reviews
0 stars
attended Jan 16 2011

Spectacular event. Thanks to Goldstar I found out about it and purchased tickets right away. The tix were waiting for us at the box office, already assigned. HOWEVER, the seats promised by Goldstar were NOT AVAILABLE as advertised. We were seated...continued

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32 events
16 reviews
4 stars
attended Jan 16 2011

The performance was good but I was disappointed there was no live orchestra. Also, I was disappointed in the seats assigned (in Row Y), not seats in Rows A-K (what I had paid for). When I showed the ticket counter people my Goldstar confirmation...continued

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101 events
37 reviews
45 stars
attended Jan 16 2011

I always wanted to see the Russian Ballet. They were wonderful. I recognized alot of the famous music. The swan formation was beautiful. I got the cheap seat and still can see the show clearly. The Hippodrome is a beautiful venue. I definite will...continued

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22 events
5 reviews
1 stars
attended Jan 15 2011

The dancing was very good. Overall, the performance was great. Two aspects I wasn't happy about are the facts I didn't get the seats I payed for (my seat was at row U, and I payed for A-L) and the ballet had a happy ending. Yes, Odette and...continued

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67 events
54 reviews
4 stars
attended Jan 16 2011

"Swan Lake" is the most popular of all classical ballets, except, perhaps for "The Nutcracker." However, the State Ballet of Russia is not as well known as the Bolshoi and Mariinsky Theater (formerly Kirov) ballet companies of Russia. After...continued

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9 events
8 reviews
1 stars
attended Jan 15 2011

Swan Lake was a beautiful experience! However, my complaints lie with the seating arrangement that was advertised by Goldstar.

I paid the highest amount available that was listed on this website - $25.50 (each) for two tickets for what Goldstar...continued

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24 events
5 reviews
5 stars
attended Jan 16 2011

The ballet was wonderfull, as I was expected. However, I bought the most expensive ticket (to be able to see and apreciate the show) and, after a long waiting (15 minutes for a line of 6 people) I was assigned the cheapest place. Customer...continued

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2 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Jan 16 2011

Delightful. Amazing talent. Would definitely recommend seeing this.

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2 events
2 reviews
4 stars
attended Jan 16 2011

The dancing was exquisite...I loved it! Several things unfortunately detracted from the performance: not enough programs--one would assume they knew how many tickets were sold! The most egregious, however, was the fact that latecomers were...continued

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7 events
2 reviews
14 stars
attended Jan 16 2011

The theatre, scenery and performance were wonderful. There were very few programs available, the usher told me, but I could buy one "downstairs". Without a program it is harder to follow the story of a ballet, but it is "nickle and diming" to...continued

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3 events
1 review
1 stars
attended Jan 15 2011

The ballet was very nice but the quality of the sound/music was very bad. I am not sure if this was a problem of the recording but also the sound in the thater (were we were sitting was definitely not good. Any movie theater as a better sound...continued

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18 events
1 review
3 stars
attended Jan 16 2011

The production was overly conservative, the costumes and stage decoration ghastly. The State Ballet performed without an orchestra--the music was playback, what a pity.
We didn't receive the tickets that we had ordered and payed for (best...continued

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46 events
27 reviews
10 stars
attended Jan 16 2011

Fairly mediocre performance. Technically good, but emotionally lacking.

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23 events
15 reviews
9 stars
attended Jan 15 2011

I wanted to see this ballet after I saw the movie "Black Swan". It was beautiful, dainty, and an exsquisite ballet. Young girls would love this. Make it a mother/daughter or girlfriend event. I was impressed that the ballerinas were not your...continued

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31 events
13 reviews
9 stars
attended Jan 16 2011

The venue was itself nice, and the Russian ballet was definitely professional. The only thing was there was no live orchestra, and it was a recording of the music. The music was clear though, as good as you can get for digital. The seats were...continued

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17 events
12 reviews
32 stars
attended Jan 15 2011

I agree with Evie. I was quite surprised when my guest and I were asked if we could share a program. I also agree about the cattle call at the Will Call window. Will definitely arrive a lot earlier next time.

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17 events
11 reviews
6 stars
attended Jan 16 2011

I thought the production company did a pretty good job with the performance. I thought the Prince's performance was not that great. Maybe he was tired that day, because it was visible that he was tired. The Princess was spectacular!

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14 events
9 reviews
2 stars
attended Jan 15 2011

wonderful stage settings and dancers and costumes . A great evening

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11 events
8 reviews
13 stars
attended Jan 15 2011

Went with my girlfriend, who really enjoyed it. I personally dozed off several times - I'm no expert, but it truly seemed to me that this show could have been condensed to two acts, and would have been just fine (it's four as it is). I got...continued

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5 events
3 reviews
3 stars
attended Jan 16 2011

It was fabulous! We had will call tickets. Did not have to wait to long to get it. Nice venue, sits were way on the back but could see it fine. Easy to get there. We recomend it!

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