It’s that time of year. Last week, I attended a performance of The Nutcracker in a beautiful setting—the Boston Opera House. In fact, holiday season inspired performances of The Nutcracker are taking place all across the country this entire month.
Several years ago I conducted my first full ballet—Sleeping Beauty. At the time, the considerable growth I experienced by accepting this role was a bit foggy. I was so fully engaged in simultaneously capturing the beauty of the music and the dancers that it took some time to sort it all out.