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The Nutcracker (Bolshoi '19)

Auditorium - Sunday 15 Dec 2019, 15:00


In December you have the chance to experience the two versions of this classic Tchaikovsky ballet by the Bolshoi and the ROH Royal Ballet on two different Sunday matinees.

On Christmas Eve, the mysterious Drosselmeyer brings a Nutcracker doll as a gift for his goddaughter Marie. At midnight, the doll comes to life and finds himself in a battle against the Mouse King, determined to save Marie from him. In this timeless story accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s beloved score, rising star Soloist Margarita Shrainer perfectly embodies Marie’s innocence and enchantment along with the supremely elegant Principal Dancer Semyon Chudin as The Nutcracker, captivating audiences of all ages and bringing them on an otherworldly journey. Music - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky; Choreography - Yuri Grigorovich; Libretto - Yuri Grigorovich (after E.T.A. Hoffmann and Marius Petipa). Margarita Shrainer (Marie), Semyon Chudin (The Nutcracker), Denis Savin (Drosselmeyer), Alexandre Vodopetov (The Mouse King) and the Bolshoi Corps de Ballet. Recorded live. 150m (approx) inc interval.

Tickets £17.50 (Friends £15)

Sun 15 Dec 15:00

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