Sd giselle

Giselle Reviews

Spreckels Theatre (San Diego, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

34 ratings
4.5 average rating
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20 events
3 reviews
5 stars
attended Nov 07 2009

I feel fortunate San Diego has a ballet company the caliber of the City Ballet. Although Giselle is not my favorite ballet, the soloists were superb. I thought the corps performed as well as the ABT. The live orchestra made the event that much...continued

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6 events
3 reviews
2 stars
attended Nov 08 2009

This was my first time watching a performance by City Ballet and I enjoyed it.

The first act drags on a little, since it is more mime and acting than dancing, but it is needed to set the story up for the second act. The peasant costumes,...continued

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6 events
3 reviews
6 stars
attended Mar 08 2013

City Ballet's Giselle was wonderful with beautiful sets and costumes. My seats I purchased through Goldstar were great. I especially enjoyed watching Geoff Gonzalez as Albrecht. I was impressed with the corp de ballets technique in the second act....continued

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29 events
20 reviews
12 stars
attended Mar 08 2013

Fantastic performance. Dancing and ochestra we outstanding. You will be sorry if you miss this perfromance.

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Sue Brim
50 events
20 reviews
20 stars
attended Mar 10 2013

It was a very pretty ballet with really good music!! The seats were incredible and we were upgraded to center stage orchestra for our seats. even though when i bought the tickets, we were supposed to sit in R side orchestra!!

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16 events
9 reviews
1 stars
attended Mar 10 2013

We are so impressed by the City Ballet company.
the dancers are well trained, -- Beautiful!!

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10 events
8 reviews
3 stars
attended Nov 07 2009

I really don't like ballet, but I have to say the performance was beautiful.

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48 events
6 reviews
1 stars
10 events
6 reviews
4 stars
attended Nov 06 2009

the ballet was beautiful. the fist act is a little slow on dancing as they try to set you up with telling the story, the second act was amazing. the ballerinas are very talented. we had a lovely time!

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7 events
5 reviews
2 stars
attended Nov 07 2009

It was beautifully done and the corp de ballet was one of the best I've ever seen. Bravo!!!

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11 events
4 reviews
4 stars
attended Mar 10 2013

DIVINE! Hearing the history & storyline of Giselle before the performance began enriched the experience. Orchestra and dancers were superior.
Costumes and sets were beautifully done.
Am still in the after-glow of a delightful event.

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6 events
4 reviews
3 stars
attended Mar 10 2013

Great performance. Giselle danced beautifully, and the rest of the the dancers were fabulous as well. Nice costuming too. The orchestra seemed really young, and there were some intonation issues, but what a wonderful experience for them to perform...continued

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7 events
3 reviews
0 stars
Fran Schultz
10 events
3 reviews
15 stars
attended Nov 08 2009

I did enjoy the ballet, although I agree that the first act was slow. It is an amature production so I think allowances must be made for that. The introductory explanation about the ballet was a little long, but good for the children in the...continued

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3 events
3 reviews
1 stars
attended Nov 07 2009

This was an amazing rendition of a very respected, old style ballet. The part of Giselle in ballet circles is one of high expectations, and commiserate adoration. In this production the lead was superb as were the other cast members. On the night...continued

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7 events
3 reviews
0 stars
attended Nov 06 2009

This was a very classic rendition of the beautifully written ballet, Giselle, accompanied by a complete live orchestra.

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4 events
3 reviews
5 stars
attended Nov 08 2009

We left at the intermission, it was so bad..
This performance should not have had a live orchestra. The music was worse than a Jr. High orchestra. What a disappointment! The horns tried, but the violins were totally out of tune and the sound was...continued

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8 events
3 reviews
0 stars
attended Mar 08 2013

We loved our seats. The staging, costumes and the dancers were wonderful. Being able to watch a live orchestra playing for the ballet and see and feel the timpani was a special treat.

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5 events
3 reviews
5 stars
attended Nov 08 2009

What an exceptional cultural experience! We all had good seats in the beautiful and intimate Spreckels theatre. The French Ballet of Giselle and its music were absolutely magnificent. The dancers were superb.

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