City Ballet's Russian Masters, Featuring The Firebird
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The last date listed for Russian Masters was Sunday November 6, 2011 / 2:00pm.
Currently at Spreckels Theatre:
- Full Price:
- $41.75 - $61.75
- Our Price:
- $15.00 - $32.25
Voted "San Diego's Best Nutcracker" by San Diego Dance Alliance Tommy Awards, and described as "a plum of a Nutcracker," by the San Diego Union-Tribune, City Ballet's 19th annual Nutcracker returns to the historic Spreckels Theatre in downtown San Diego. This lavish production is fashioned after the choreography of the great Russian master Lev Ivanov who created the very first Nutcracker more than 100 years ago. Virtuoso dancing is complemented by opulent sets, costumes and Pyotr Tchaikovsky's brilliant score performed live by The City Ballet Orchestra with John Nettles conducting. The cast is made up of professionals from the City Ballet company, with children's roles performed by the top talent from the City Ballet School. This beloved holiday ballet follows young Clara on an exciting Christmas night journey through an enchanted dreamworld, where she encounters the Nutcracker Prince, fights epic battles and travels to the magical kingdom of the Sugar Plum Fairy. Learn More
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The best is saved for last, so if you are tempted to leave after the first intermission, or even the second, you'll miss out on the featured dance, "The Firebird".
The temptation might arise as a result of the drab black & white costumes and bare sets that mark most of the earlier dances, but if you're a fan of ballet, the dancers and musicians are a treat. If you're going for spectacle... well just wait for it.
Don't bring your children unless they can sit quietly for the whole thing. I admire parents that want to expose their kids to culture at an early age, but had the misfortune of a bored little girl behind me for most of the show.
Sadly, the volunteer staff were horrible. The ushers had a hard time figuring out the seat numbering - which is confusing to begin with, and the attendants in the lobby were downright rude. The bar did not sell coffee on a sunday afternoon, which struck me as ridiculous, but when I tried to re-enter the lobby with the cup I bought next door, the cup was literally snatched out of my hand and I was lectured about buying concessions elsewhere! And people wonder why these events seem "stuffy".
The critically acclaimed City Ballet of San Diego opens its season by paying tribute to some of Russia’s greatest ballet composers ~ Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky ~ Igor Stravinsky ~ Dimitri Shostakovich, with a program that features Elizabeth Wistrich’s The Firebird.
The program also includes two works from Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux, choreographed by George Balanchine, and Rococo Variations, a neoclassic ballet by Elizabeth Wistrich which is a company premiere.
Completing the program will be HCIV-OKAT-SOHS by Wistrich, set to a score by Dimitri Shostakovich. This contemporary ballet showcases a large cast of City Ballet’s versatile dancers. Live musical accompaniment will be provided by the City Ballet Orchestra under the leadership of John Nettles.
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