Night at the Ballet

John Cranko's ballet Onegin was written for the the Stuttgart Ballet and premiered in 1965. I got to watch the 50th anniversary production by the same ballet in 2015. So neat! It was a beautiful, sad story with amazing dancing and gorgeous costumes. It was also fun to see inside the Stuttgart Opera House and enjoy its ambience when filled with ballet-goers.

 The Stuttgart Opera House

The Stuttgart Opera House

 It was a sold-out night!

It was a sold-out night!

 I loved all the different levels and balconies throughout the building.

I loved all the different levels and balconies throughout the building.

 Before the ballet started. The ceiling of the theatre has astronomical imagery.

Before the ballet started. The ceiling of the theatre has astronomical imagery.

 From my seat. I was in the cheap section, but just happened to be in a spot where I could see the whole stage and not have a pillar in the way. So perfect! I was super grateful.

From my seat. I was in the cheap section, but just happened to be in a spot where I could see the whole stage and not have a pillar in the way. So perfect! I was super grateful.

 The view from outside the  Oper Stuttgart .

The view from outside the Oper Stuttgart.

 As I was leaving, I noticed the name of the street by the Opera House — John Cranko Way! It felt so perfect to be strolling down his street after just watching his ballet on its 50th anniversary. A great ending to the night!

As I was leaving, I noticed the name of the street by the Opera House — John Cranko Way! It felt so perfect to be strolling down his street after just watching his ballet on its 50th anniversary. A great ending to the night!

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