Lynnfield fifth-grader in Boston Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’
BOSTON — Lynnfield resident Annabelle Curley is performing in Boston Ballet's production of Mikko Nissinen's "The Nutcracker" in the roles of a Little Mouse in Act 1 and a Polichinelle in Act 2. Curley has been a student at Boston Ballet School for six years and is a fifth-grader at Shore Country Day School in Beverly. "The Nutcracker" is at the Citizens Bank Opera House through Dec. 29.
Nissinen's "The Nutcracker" marked the first time Boston Ballet built a new production entirely from the ground up. Robert Perdziola illustrated more than 40 sketches that were transformed into the production's larger-than-life sets that range from calm, subtle colors in the Act I party scene to vibrant colors in Act II's Nutcracker Kingdom. The production also incorporates more than 350 beautifully intricate costumes and fine-tuned choreography. New lighting design by renowned Finnish designer Mikki Kunttu was added in 2015.