Broadway World has published a review of The Nutcracker, presented by The Cleveland Orchestra under the baton of associate conductor Brett Mitchell with the Pennsylvania Ballet:
One thing [previous productions led by former Cleveland Ballet artistic director Dennis Nahat] didn't have was the Cleveland Orchestra, under the direction of Brett Mitchell, playing Tchaikovsky's glorious, pulse-increasing music. The Pennsylvania Ballet was blessed with the sound of the world-class musicians, normally housed in Severance Hall or taking much-praised journeys to Miami Beach and Europe. Nahat also didn't have the angelic voices of the Cleveland Orchestra Children's Chorus, to create the vocal segments of the score. Yes, the musical segments of the evening were sublime, gorgeous.
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