The Nutcracker International Ballet Festival

25 Jan 2024 Thursday 19:00
Dresden / Kulturpalast Dresden Schloßstraße 2, 01067 Dresden
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11 Jan 2024 Thursday 19:30
Füssen / Ludwigs Festspielhaus Ludwigs Festspielhaus, Im See 1, 87629 Füssen
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09 Jan 2024 Tuesday 19:00
Kulmbach / Kulmbach Dr.Stammberger Halle, Stadthalle Sutte 2, 95326 Kulmbach
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02 Jan 2024 Tuesday 19:00
Nürnberg / Meistersingerhalle / Großer Saal Schultheißallee 2-4, 90478 Nürnberg
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The Nutcracker Just in time for Christmas A fabulous ballet for children and adults. A perfect work of art with live orchestral accompaniment.

The Nutcracker ballet is based on Alexandre Dumas' version of the story The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by E.T.A. Hoffmann. Tchaikovsky's musical adaptation premiered on December 18, 1892 in St. Petersburg with choreography by Lev Ivanov and delighted children and adults alike.

The classical art of ballet has been repeatedly praised by critics around the world. But as the saying goes: "It is better to see once than to hear a hundred times". Watch the beautiful ballet The Nutcracker with the International Festival Ballet and Festival Orchestra.

Marie is the center of attention. On Christmas Eve, she receives the Nutcracker as a gift from her godfather, Drosselmeyer. Going to bed, she dreams of a battle between toy soldiers led by the Nutcracker and the Mouse King's army. With their help, the Nutcracker wins and then transforms into a prince. The prince travels with Marie to the kingdom of sweets. He goes through the spruce forest to Zuckerburg Castle, where the sugar plum fairy is throwing a party in honor of her guests. In addition, the magnificent scenography by brilliant theater artist Vyacheslav Okunev, who has worked at the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg and La Scala in Milan, among others, the beautiful costumes, and the boundless elegance and carefree ease of the International Festival Ballet Ensemble provide a dreamy and fairy-tale version of classical ballet that continues to enchant even after more than 100 years.