Birdsall Posted July 17, 2011 Share Posted July 17, 2011 My name is Bart Birdsall and live in Florida. I am 44 years old. I have been an opera fanatic for 20 years, and I have always wanted to form an equal appreciation of ballet, but it simply escaped me. I would go to a ballet live here and there through the years, and I loved what I saw, but opera was my true love, and money and time tended to go toward traveling to see operas. Ballet took a back seat. But recently I have had a change of life (leave of absence from job), and I took time out to watch many ballets and read about ballet terms, etc. online. Now I can say that I find ballet just as fulfilling to my soul as opera. Since it is a new love it is actually more exciting. I am glad to find a forum where I can meet other ballet lovers and learn from them. So far my favorite ballets are Sleeping Beauty and Raymonda. I also love Giselle. My favorite ballerina right now is Uliana Lopatkina (Swan Lake dvd and Raymonda on YouTube). I don't know why, but I simply love how she acts and dances. I wish she had more dvds available. I also love Aurelie Dupont in the Paris Opera Ballet's dvds. Dorothee Gilbert is someone new to me, and I love what I have seen on YouTube! Quote Link to comment
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