The Nutcracker – A Christmas Carol
Enjoy the Christmas magic!
The National TheatreApproximate running time
2 hours, 1 intermission (20 minutes) minutesPremiere
December 9, 2004
Tchaikovsky’s ballet The Nutcracker is one of the fixed stars of the classical repertoire of ballet ensembles. Since its premiere in 1892 it has undergone many changes in both the dramaturgical and choreographic conception, yet its popularity among children and adults alike has been constantly growing.
The Hungarian choreographer and former Artistic Director of Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf, Youri Vàmos, was inspired by Charles Dickens’s fairy tale and introduced a new staging version of this ballet. The story takes place in 19th-century London and tells of the magic of Christmas in transforming human character.
We firmly believe that this performance will further enrich the festive Christmas atmosphere and will be a beautiful present not only for our youngest audience members.
Orchestra of the National Theatre
Prague Philharmonic Children´s Choir
The Czech National Ballet and students of Ballet Preparatory School of The Czech National Ballet
Photo: Martin Divíšek, Serghei Gherciu
WARNING: The production uses smoke and loud sound effects
Suitable for audience from 5 years.
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Where to buy tickets
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