I want to ask them about the encoding; it shouldn't be so complicated to look at things!
It's hard for me to judge about the choreography; this was the first ballet and Nut that I ever saw and I saw it many times over many years with many people; my first Sugar Plum and Prince were Violette Verdy and Helgi Tomasson!
This one is a piano rehearsal on stage from the first year it was done, 1965, also with Simone and Kronstam, and the ballet's original cast of the divertissements, notably Dolores Lipinski as the American Beauty Rose in the Waltz (never saw entrechats six choreographed for a woman before, and later on the last manege, double saut de basque was added for her). That year, the Drosselmeyer was Anton Dolin.
It started out on the stage at the Arie Crown Theatre at McCormick Place and when McCormick Place closed due to a terrible fire in 1967 it went to the Lyric Opera for 2 years. The proscenium at the Arie Crown is 90 feet. When I tried to find the proscenium size at the Met it said 54 feet; that sounded small. The Arie Crown seats 4267 and the Met has a capacity of 3975.http://www.chicagofi.../object_id/8741