Experience the magic of Christmas in 2019 with the classic masterpiece The Nutcracker!
From December 26, 2019 to January 5, 2020
This year, the Russian National Opera – Astrakhan State Opera Ballet will come to enchant your Christmas for the first time in France!
This Christmas tale tells the story of young Clara who receives a nutcracker shaped like a little man as a gift. In a night animated by a mysterious enchantment, the toys led by the Nutcracker engage in a fierce battle against the evil mice of the house.
Awakened by the noise, Clara decides to face her fears by participating in the fight and saves her beloved Nutcracker from danger. Moved by her courage and full of gratitude, he transforms himself into Prince Charming and takes Clara to a fairyland.
A ballet in two acts, The Nutcracker was presented to the public for the first time in December 1892 in St. Petersburg at the Mariinsky Theatre. Tchaikovsky’s famous music performed by the talented orchestra and the virtuosity of the dancers, enhanced by breathtaking sets and costumes, will thrill young and old in this fantastic world. This unforgettable score will immerse you in a magical atmosphere and will make you relive your childhood dreams.