The Nutcracker became one of Tchaikovsky’s most famous compositions, and perhaps the most popular ballet in the world.
The Premiere of The Nutcracker transform the Classical Ballet into a Fairy-Tale.
Featuring timeless score from incredible composer Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky, Nutcracker is a certified Russian classic, replete with evocative music and beautiful dance.
This Ballet has captured the imagination of many generations over the years and continues to attract audiences worldwide, full of mystery and romance.
The Christmas story is based on “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” written by E.T.A. Hoffmann. It tells the story of Marie, a rather sad little girl, whose godfather Drosselmeyer gives her a Nutcracker doll as a present on Christmas Eve which turns into a Prince and the magic starts…
Having crept downstairs at midnight to play with her new Nutcracker doll, Marie is swept up in the ultimate Christmas fantasy adventure when it comes magically to life and, with the aid of a box full of toy soldiers under the Christmas Tree, defeats the army of the evil Mouse King who has invaded her house.
Lying mortally wounded after the battle, the Nutcracker is transformed into a handsome Prince who whisks Marie away through a Winter Wonderland to the Land of Snow and then on to the Land of Sweets where the Sugar Plum Fairy entertains them like royalty with festive dances in recognition of the Prince’s heroic defeat of the Mouse King.
These include The Spanish Dance, The Arabian Dance, The Russian Dance, The Chinese Dance, The Waltz of the Flowers and the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy.
The Nutcracker is considered by many to be one of the greatest Classical Ballets of all time!