What Christmas season would be complete without enjoying a performance of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker? Rancho Santa Fe's proximity to the city of San Diego means that, whether you're a true balletomane or relatively new to ballet, you may pick from a range of performances without going too far from home.
This year, classic, professional performances of The Nutcracker include those by the San Diego Ballet, California Ballet Company, and City Ballet of San Diego. Performances by the California Ballet Company feature the San Diego Symphony, while the City Ballet features its own orchestra, conducted by John Nettles. The San Diego Ballet's production is co-produced with the Grossmont Symphony Orchestra and Master Chorale. Visit each company's website for performance dates and times.
A touring company, the Moscow Ballet, will also hold a single performance in San Diego on December 19 at the Copley Symphony Hall. The ballet features Russian dancers, art, and inventiveness in a critically acclaimed interpretation of the classic ballet. If you have an interest in Russian culture and dance, this is the performance to see.