Thursday December 18, 2008 / 2:00pm (matinee)Kirov Ballet: The Nutcracker
How was your experience?
I had great expectation of the Kirov/Mariinsky but I was not transported. The principal dancers and some of the character dancers were very good. The sets and costumes were too fussy. The trumpets blared, making the plus of having the live Kirov Orchestra only so-so. Many youngsters in audience, mostly all dressed up and well behaved. The pre-performance lecture was excellent.