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The Nutcracker at the Opera House

USA | Wednesday, 27 December 2006 | Views [5940]

Every December the Boston Ballet puts on a lovely production of The Nutcracker at the Opera House. The Boston Ballet is one of the top ballet companies in the world, which is evident through the dancers' confident, graceful movements. The unwavering kicks and twirls of the Russian Dancers are particularly impressive. The Boston Ballet puts on other productions throughout the year, so even if you aren't in Boston during the holiday season you'll be able to enjoy a show.

The Opera House was recently renovated and provides an elegant home to The Nutcracker. The glass chandeliers, white carved marble, gold leafing, and rich red drapes give the Opera House a royal feel. Even if you aren't able to catch a performance at the Opera House, it's worth it to stop by the lobby to see the elegant decor.

Before a show at the Opera House, I recommend dinner at Ivy Restaurant. Located right around the corner from the Opera House, Ivy boasts small plates of Italian inspired dishes and low priced bottles of wine. This set up is perfect for sampling lots of different dishes and not feeling guilty about spending too much on wine!

If you want to see a performance by the Boston Ballet, a show at the Opera House, or a show at one of the many other Boston venues, check out BosTix, which has same day half-price tickets available to many shows.

Opera House foyer during intermission

Opera House foyer during intermission

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