Which leads me to think I should start again. But then again, I'm 15 years older than the last time I took a class. I'm too old and weak to start now.
But I can watch the youngsters dance.
The Columbus Ballet is presenting "Peter and the Wolf" and "Carnival of the Animals" at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the Springer Opera House Saturday. Both are family-friendly ballets, so pack up the kids and see what the company is doing this spring.
In other news, Emerging Pictures and Carmike Cinemas are offering operas and ballets from European companies. Yes, we can see these operas and ballets live. Really, in the Ritz 13.
The first, Rossini's "The Barber of Seville," can be seen at 2 p.m. April 26 live from the Teatro Regio di Parma. An encore presentation is at 7:30 p.m. May 4.
The rest of the performances:
"Coppelia" by the Bolshoi Ballet can be seen live at 11 a.m. May 29 and taped at 7:30 p.m. June 8.
Verdi's "Macbeth" can be seen live at 2:30 p.m. June 11 from the Royal Opera House and the encore at 7:30 p.m. June 19.
"Children of Paradise" can be seen live at 1:30 p.m. from the Paris Opera and the encore at 7:30 p.m. July 20.
Tickets for the operas are $25; $21 each for groups of 10 or more.Tickets for the ballets are $20; $17 each for groups of 10 or more.
Yes, the tickets are higher-priced, but it's still less expensive than going to Europe and paying for tickets there. And if you get a bunch of friends, you can get a discount.
I'm sure if people don't go, Carmike will stop showing these, and that would be a shame.
This is a great opportunity for young kids, either those studying ballet or voice, to go and see these world-famous companies perform.
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