The Nutcracker

No, not Nancy Pelosi. 

Mrs. Hound and I just got back from one of our favorite things during the holiday season — watching the Colorado Ballet’s performance of The NutcrackerThe Nutcracker is a ballet originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov that is most famous for its score by Tchaikovsky. 

 I am not a ballet aficionado, but the Colorado Ballet does a fantastic job.  The show is just magical — the set, staging, and performances are terrific. 

And the music is divine.  The Ballet has a great conductor, Adam Flatt.  We bought late this year and had tickets on the mezzanine, so we could see into the pit.  Flatt is a really animated conductor who is very interesting to watch (we saw him before when he conducted the Denver Young Artists Orchestra).  The music tonight was beautiful.

Anyway, what a great night — a martini and crab cakes at Oceanaire, a great show, and an after show drink across the street at The Corner Office.  A good time had by all.

Happy holidays.

Published in: on December 18, 2010 at 10:41 pm  Leave a Comment  

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