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The OperaDou Jury gives the San Francisco "Nutcracker" an AAA rating!,
This review is from: Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker (recorded live at the war memorial house san fran. 2007) [Blu-ray]  [Region Free] (Blu-ray)
For the first time in its two year history the OperaDou Jury* was virtually unanimous in its praise for this production. Staging, Performance and HD video and sound were all awarded "A" ratings, with several members saying it "reminded them of their childhood". In particular two members who had seen over half a dozen productions either live or recorded (in France, the UK and the US) said that this one outshone them all for its originality and grace! The enthusiasm is quite obvious in this "Video Crit" which can also be seen on the "Operadou Archives" page devoted to this production. Heartily recommended for ballet connoisseurs and newcomers to the genre.
(*The OperaDou Jury is made up of 12 professional classical musicians, dancers and seasoned opera & ballet afficionados who meet at the L'OperaDou "Home Opera Theatre" in the south of France to review classical HD productions and share their opinions with a global audience.)