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Spreckels Theatre
121 Broadway San Diego, CA 92101
619-235-9500
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4.8 / 5 Rated by 10 members
Review from GailMarie
Red Velvet 10 events 5 reviews

Really enjoyed this special "2 for 1" event. The opening dances to ENIGMA had great choreography. Dances needed to be more "in sync" though.

The ballet was very well done - costumes, music and dancing - great entertainment. The seats were...continued

reviewed Apr 29 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Sandra
37 events 23 reviews

Excellent evening of high quality performance as well as stimulating, satisfying choreography. I enjoyed having this kind of program with innovation married with superb dancing abilities.

reviewed Apr 30 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Linda A
21 events 11 reviews

Knowing the opera well, this was a wonderful dance version done extremely well. The acting/dancing of the main characters was top notch. The sets were amazingly great and changed so seamlessly. Has me hooked to come back for more.

reviewed May 01 2011 report as inappropriate
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Description

Carmen, choreographed by Elizabeth Wistrich in 1988, is a condensed version based on Bizet’s famous opera of the same name. The ballet is set in Spain in 1820. Carmen, a beautiful and sultry girl working in a cigarette factory, gets into a fight with another girl and is arrested by a sergeant, Don José, who finds himself attracted to her. Besotted by Carmen, he leaves his orderly life behind to join her smuggler band, only to be overcome by jealousy as she soon tires of him and takes up with the famous toreador, Escamillo. Hunted by soldiers as a fugitive, Don José pleads with Carmen to come back to him, but she refuses, and he stabs her in a jealous rage. Opulent sets are courtesy of Stivanello of New York and the colorful costumes were designed and created by world-renown designer David Heuvel.  

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Enigma __**was created by Elizabeth Wistrich in 2000 to music by Enigma and she received a Tommy Award for its brilliant choreography that same year. The ballet is a contemporary ballet enhanced with exciting multi-media effects that fills the stage provided by videographer Peter Oliver. Costumes were designed and created by David Heuvel.

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