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Spreckels Theatre
121 Broadway San Diego, CA 92101
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The weather was comfortable with no rain.. I wore a long skirt and a dressy top. People still go to the ballet with "class"..
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Try to get orchestra or an aisle seat if in mezzanine or balcony. The seats up are very close to the next row, cramped and uncomfortable.
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2 reviews
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attended Mar 04 2011

The first half of the ballet (Swan Lake) was incredible. The second half of the ballet, which was sort of a bunch of separate vignettes was awful - seemed like a high school ballet.

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attended Mar 04 2011

Have you ever attended the movie and then read the book, and seeing the difference? Well this happened to me. I watched the Black Swan on the big screen and then watch the beautiful performance it can not be compare. Live is better and more real....continued

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8 reviews
4 stars
attended Mar 06 2011

I thoroughly enjoyed this event and attended because of my love of Tchaikovsky music and of Swan Lake. Dancing was superb--absolutely lovely to behold--it uplifted my soul!

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Quotes & Highlights

Learn more about the City Ballet program.
Attend a free pre-performance lecture by artistic director Steven Wistrich 30 minutes before each show.


City Ballet of San Diego offers a tribute to the great Russian Composer, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, with some of his greatest works. Anyone that has seen the movie Black Swan can now experience the ‘real’ ballet. The program features Swan Lake Act II from the four-act ballet, known as the “white act” featuring a corps de ballet of 20 swan maidens, the technically difficult and artisically thrilling “Black Swan Pas de Deux” and Elizabeth Wistrich’s Tchai Celebration to Tchaikovsky’s The Seasons, Opus 37b. Live musical accompaniment will be provided by the City Ballet Orchestra with John Nettles conducting.

Two of City Ballet’s principal dancers, Ariana Samuelsson and Janica Smith will be alternating the roles of Odette, the Swan Queen, in Act II and Odile, the Black Swan. They will be partnered by company principal dancers Gerardo Gil, formerly with the National Ballet of Mexico, and John Henry Reid, formerly with Colorado Ballet and Texas Ballet Theater.

Program: __

Swan Lake__, Act II

Choreography: after Lev Ivanov

& Black Swan Pas de Deux

Choreography: after Marius Petipa  

_Tchai Celebration: ___The Seasons, Opus 37b__

Choreography: Elizabeth Wistrich

About the Ticket Supplier: City Ballet of San Diego

City Ballet is a professional ballet company offering a full season of ballet repertoire. City Ballet produces classic and contemporary ballet programs that critics rave as “polished, eye-catching and delightful”.