Written March 30, 2015
Simply exquisite! Great to be up front and personal with the cast and conductor, while it was actually happening in Russia. Just love Live HD shows!
Written April 19, 2015
From what I understood, the performance was being broadcast LIVE from Russia. When I checked our local 6:30 (EST) against Russia's current time, it was 2:30 in the morning for them. I know the Russians love their ballet but I doubt they would attend one that early in the morning just to make it work for us American's schedule. Ok, so if it wasn't LIVE, why did we have to endure 1.It didn't start on time. We got to look at a looped trivia questions screen until close to 7. We could hear the crowd murmering noises in the background but no video. 2.There were two 15 minute intermissions. Why? I've sat thru all 3 of the Lord of the Rings extended version movies(seperately of course) without a problem.
The actual performance : Excellent. Video: eh - not very clear IMHO. I was expecting the visuals to really POP! The trailer I watched on my computer monitor were crisper. Sound: Not loud enough- I even asked the manager to turn it up during one of the breaks-he didn't. total score: 7
Written June 07, 2013
The ballet was just beautiful. And the mini-interviews with dancers and the Mistro were nice. Not too long and just enough information and insight into the ballet. I will definitely take advantage of this type of performance again. This theater didn't show it in 3D but it was still beautiful. I would like to see it in 3D sometime to see if there was a big difference.
Written August 04, 2015
The poor sound took away from the amazing performance:
Bravo to Mariinsky Ballet!
Boo to Edwards Theaters Houston Marq*E!
Written June 13, 2013
The ballet was wonderful. The venue at Vail is perfect. The audio part of the ballet was