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About the show

  • The Nutcracker: Czech National Ballet (2017) 🇨🇿

    • Artistic Director Petr Zuska brings new life and a modern flavor to the beloved classic ballet. In this new staging, the scenery and costumes erupt into an explosion of colors.

  • The Nutcracker: Opernhaus Zurich (2018)🇨🇭

    • Choreographer Christian Spuck puts The Nutcracker’s literary origin in Romanticism front and center in his adaptation. He brings back the fairytale of the princess Pirlipat, who turns into a nut monster, and plays with the characters’ absurdity and overwrought humor.

  • The Nutcracker: Mariinsky (2012) 🇷🇺

    • This version of the Nutcracker from the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg, the first home to the Christmas classic, features the original score of Tchaikovsky, the renowned choreography from Vainonen, and the magnificent set design by Virsaladze. With deliberate and flawless performances by Alina Somova and Vladimir Shklyarov along with Valery Gergiev steady hand as conductor, this production will transport you back to 1892.

  • Peter Wright's The Nutcracker: The Australian Ballet 🇦🇺
    • Peter Wright’s production of the much-loved ballet includes the Christmas tree that grows to towering heights, the flying goose, the Sugar Plum Fairy, the dancing rats, and the sweets. Extra treats include a Rose Fairy and Jack-in-the-Box.

  • The Nutcracker: Royal Opera House (2016) 🇬🇧

    • This all-time ballet favorite is gloriously put on stage in Peter Wright’s production, with choreography by Lev Ivanov. Tchaikovsky’s ravishing score, the period designs including an ingenious Christmas, and outstanding principals of the Royal Ballet make for a captivating performance.