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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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16 reviews
3 stars
attended Nov 06 2011

I'm a strong supporter of City Ballet and I prefer their Balanchine and more modern programs, getting bored with the traditional and classical material. Firebird and the Pas de Deux choreographed by Balanchine were great!

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11 reviews
9 stars
attended Nov 04 2011

The seats were center and eight rows behind the orchestra the first seven rows were empty and so that gave us a wonderful view of also the ballet of which was wonderful. The first performance was unique and my favorite, the second, a pas de duex...continued

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3 stars
attended Nov 06 2011

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...continued

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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.

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”.