City Ballet Presents The Nutcracker with Live Orchestra
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The last date listed for The Nutcracker was Sunday December 16, 2007 / 2:00pm.
Currently at Spreckels Theatre:
- Full Price:
- $41.75 - $61.75
- Our Price:
- $22.25 - $32.25
City Ballet's season closer not only brings the beautiful Act II of Swan Lake to the stage for Mother's Day weekend, but also presents the world premiere of resident choreographer Elizabeth Rowe Wistrich's work set to Mozart's "Requiem," featuring the acclaimed dance company, a 100-voice chorus, vocal soloists and the live City Ballet Orchestra. This spectacular new piece forgoes a literal staging of the text, for a more powerful movement-based interpretation of the emotions in each of its 12 sections. Learn More
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Featured review from B. Grady
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Thoroughly enjoyable production!! It brought back many wonderful childhood memories. The costumes and cast were phenomenal.
Quotes & Highlights
Voted “San Diego’s Best Nutcracker” (Tommy Dance Award) and “a plum of a Nutcracker” by the San Diego Union-Tribune
City Ballet’s 13th annual Nutcracker returns to the Spreckels Theatre with live musical accompaniment.
Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet is about a young girl, Clara, who is given a Nutcracker for Christmas by her godfather, Herr Drosselmeyer. But this is no ordinary Nutcracker as Clara learns that very night. After a great battle with the Mouse King, the Nutcracker turns into a Prince. He takes Clara on a magic journey through the Land of the Snow to the Kingdom of the Sweets, where the Sugar Plum Fairy honors the couple with entertainment from around the world.
Directors Steven and Elizabeth Wistrich, formerly of the Boston Ballet and Stuttgart Ballet, have created a lavish production with their company of professional dancers. Fashioned after the choreography of the great Russian master, Lev Ivanov, who created the very first Nutcracker more than 100 years ago, the production features virtuoso dancing complemented by opulent sets and costumes. Children’s roles are performed by talented young dancers from the City Ballet School, the official school of City Ballet.
The City Ballet Orchestra, under the baton of John Nettles, performs Tchaikovsky’s brilliant score.
Come early to hear a holiday chorus sing carols in the lobby!