Wednesday December 17, 2008 / 7:30pmKirov Ballet: The Nutcracker
Loge (2nd Balcony)
How was your experience?
The production was rather staid (the sets dated from 1954), the costumes were lovely, and the dancing was very good, old school classical ballet. The principals were excellent. We didn't like the way the ballet was broken up into three acts instead of the usual two, with two long intermissions. The corps de ballet was a little off, but this may have been due to their unfamiliarity with a new stage on opening night. The Mariinsky orchestra was terrific.