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National Ballet of Canada

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Address: 470 Queens Quay West | Walter Carsen Centre, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3K4, Canada
Phone Number: 1 416 345 9686; 1 416 345 9595
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Outstanding classical ballet

I saw "Romeo and Juliet" choreographed by Ratmansky. I enjoyed the ballet talk by Lindsey Fischer 45 minutes before the performance. He spoke about details of the representation... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 13, 2015
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Bowmanville, Canada
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

I am glad I saw the Nutcracker as it is a Christmas classic. I knew it was ballet and I wouldn't love it, however some constructive criticism for you: 1. Staff were very snobby and not good with customer service. For example, Usher dropped my program didn't say one word or offer to pick it up for me. 2. Very... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

The set was wonderful. The dancers gave their best. The costumes were superb. So why disappointed? It seems the Political Correctness Police have taken over the artistic direction of the National Ballet. One of the most enjoyable dances is the Oriental Dance which was excised I presume lest it offend anyone of Asian extract. Does this mean that next year... More 

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Baltimore
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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

I saw "Romeo and Juliet" choreographed by Ratmansky. I enjoyed the ballet talk by Lindsey Fischer 45 minutes before the performance. He spoke about details of the representation of this classic tale by Ratmansky. He provided valuable insights to the performance. The ballet was moving. The performers well expressed the emotions of the dramatic scenes. What a moving tale! The... More 

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1 Thank ColasBaltimore
Marmora, Canada
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88 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

The Nutcracker. This is an annual treat for me that my darling A arranges. This was opening night and there was a change in the line up with a replacement for the principal male. I hope the original is OK, he had a nasty fall on stage on opening night last year. His understudy did well... not quite as well... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

Extraordinary performance The National Ballet just gets better and better. Great score for a great orchestra The dancing by the other soloists are wonderful This is truly a Ballet Company Can't wait to see the Nutcracker again I never know how they manage to survive with the quality and expenses it must take

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

If you fancy taking up a ballet experience elsewhere (from beginner to advanced level) it is definitely worth going to see. I could have only wished there was merchandise to buy- I'd have bought a t-shirt!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I saw Sleeping Beauty, it was very good, excellent costumes, beautiful sets and fabulous principal dancers, the others were not quite in sync but good.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Amazing show! I'm always so blown away by the talent at the ballet. The costumes and sets were great, the score was very well suited to the show, and the dancing was brilliant. The seating is also quite good, I think most of the seats at Four Seasons have a good view, including the standing room tickets (standing tickets can... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This was such an awesome experience! My wife and I received free tickets to 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' Dress Rehearsal ballet. I've never been to a ballet before so I definitely wanted the experience! I wasn't sure what to expect. I have been through part of the facility before because it is linked to the Osgoode subway station which is... More 

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Collingwood, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I love the National Ballet of Canada's performance of the Nutcracker! Always magical, and always takes me back to my visit to Russia. I have been waiting years to take my granddaughter, and this was the year....six years old and she said that the WHOLE performance was her favourite, she loved the costumes and that the night was magical. She... More 

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