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THE NUTCRACKER

Dance & Music Classic

On Tour from 11/11/2023 -

Tickets from 37 €

The Nutcracker

Come and rediscover the magic of Christmas in 2023 and 2024 with the classic masterpiece The Nutcracker !

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Make Christmas Magic more Special with the Nutcracker

Come and discover Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece in a new production!

 

The Nutcracker

 

Franceconcert presents “The Nutcracker, Ballet and Orchestra” with a new production. Come and rediscover the magic of Christmas in 2023 and 2024 with the classic masterpiece The Nutcracker, in a new show, with a different production every year.

 

The Nutcracker: a highly-valued ballet

This Christmas tale tells the story of the young Clara who receives as a gift a Nutcracker in the shape of a little man. In the mysterious night, toys led by the Nutcracker are engaged in a battle against the miserable mice of the house. Woken by the noise, Clara decides to face her fears by participating in the fight and to save her beloved Nutcracker from danger. Moved by his courage and being full of gratitude, he is transformed into a charming prince and takes Clara to a magic kingdom.

The Nutcracker is presented to the public for the first time in December 1892 in Saint-Petersburg in Mariinsky Theater. Nowadays, the Nutcracker is one of the most performed and popular ballets in the world. The famous music of Tchaikovsky interpreted by the talented orchestra and the virtuosity of the dancers sublimated by the beautiful sets and costumes will make shiver all generations in this fantastic world.

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From fairy tale to ballet: The Nutcracker, a ballet in two acts

The Nutcracker is a two-act ballet with a total duration of 2 hours and 10 minutes. The performance is perfect for both ballet enthusiasts and the general public.

Act I

Guests arrive to the Christmas party: dances and joyful moments are shared around the Christmas tree. Uncle Drosselmeyer invents various games and performs several magic tricks.

Everyone is eager to discover new surprises and Drosselmeyer shows a new doll: a nutcracker with a strange face and big teeth.

None of the children is really interested in the nutcracker. Drosselmeyer happily gives this nutcracker to Clara who goes to her room with her gift.

While Clara is dreaming, her room is illuminated by a mysterious light and scary mice run to the Christmas tree, destroying all the Christmas decorations. The mice take away their king in a panic. Drosselmeyer appears and transforms the strange Nutcracker into a charming prince. And so begins his fantastic journey with Clara.

Acte II

Clara and the Prince are pursued by the Mouse King on their way to the kingdom of sweets where they are welcomed by the Sugar Plum Fairy and the toy festival starts. Clara dances with her Prince, but all dreams must come to an end. Clara awakens from her dream and finds herself by the Christmas tree with her beloved Nutcracker. She remembers her wonderful dream and her unforgettable adventure in the land of toys.

The Nutcracker – a ballet that became a Christmas tradition

Why is this performance so popular during Christmas time?

  • First of all, the story takes place on Christmas Eve and guests hurry to the party.
  • A beautiful Christmas tree stands in the middle of the hall and guests start dancing around the tree.
  • The winter forest, snowflakes and guests with arms full of presents create a festive, Christmas atmosphere.
  • The Nutcracker figure, which was originally a toy, is now a Christmas symbol.

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The Nutcracker’s tale – a story for people of all ages

The Nutcracker is a real story about the transition from childhood to adolescence, based on the immortal theme of love and the forces of evil. The ballet deals with themes such as the importance of family, love, and generosity.

It is a universal story full of hope and inspiration. If you have never seen The Nutcracker ballet or want again to experience a magic, the Christmas period is the perfect time to discover this fairytale. This unforgettable performance will be on tour in France and in Europe.

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