The Nutcracker

13 Dec

I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the holidays than by seeing the Nutcracker ballet production. I had not seen the show since I was a youngin’ so the entire day I was itching to get to the Opera House to re-live my childhood memories from my prior ballet days.

Boston Opera House

 

From first glance into the Boston Opera House, I was mesmerized by the architecture and detail of the interior of the building. For a second, I felt like I was no longer in the bustling downtown are of Boston but instead in a 19th century European art venue. Boston Globe reported that, “when the Boston Opera House first opened it’s doors 84 years ago as the B. F. Keith Memorial, it was reported to be ‘so magnificent that it kind of takes your breath away for awhile.'” I could not have put it in better words myself.

The show itself was an intricate production covering every detail magnificently, from the unfolding set of the plot to the handcrafted, beautifully designed costumes. I am so jealous of Smita over at Hogger & Co who got to visit backstage and get a up close and personal view of these costumes. She shed insight that the costumes had extensive hand painting by award-winning costume designer Robert Perdziola, who hand tipped every Sugar Plum and Snow Queen tut with metallic paint  with as many as 200,000 jewels on all the outfits! To find out more, check out Smita’s post!

 

 

One Response to “The Nutcracker”

  1. reasonedandy December 13, 2012 at 12:29 pm #

    Reblogged this on The Boston Harbor Picayune.

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