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The Nutcracker

  • schiaccianoci 1 ph Andrea Tamoni © Teatro alla Scala
  • schiaccianoci 2 ph Andrea Tamoni © Teatro alla Scala
  • GALA FRACCI  Lo Schiaccianoci   Nicoletta Manni Timofej Andrijashenko    ph Brescia e Amisano © Teatro alla Scala (1)
  • Rudolf Nureyev  ph Lelli Masotti Teatro alla Scala 5028LMN
  • Valery Ovsyanikov
Ph. Tamoni Andrea
From 17 December 2022 to 11 January 2023
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Running Time: 2 hours 10 minutes intermission included

Ballet in two acts


Teatro alla Scala Production

Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company and Orchestra

Treble Voices Chorus of the Teatro alla Scala Academy

With the participation of the students of Teatro alla Scala Academy's Ballet School

Choreography and staging Rudolf Nureyev
Conductor Valery Ovsyanikov
Sets and costumes Nicholas Georgiadis
Lights Andrea Giretti
Guest artist Jacopo Tissi (31 Dec. and 4, 7 Jan.)

In a tribute to Nureyev on the thirtieth anniversary of his death, the Ballet Season opens with the grand return after sixteen years of his Nutcracker, which saw him many times on stage as Drosselmeyer who transforms into a splendid Prince. In the historical production by Nicholas Georgiadis, dreamy snowflakes, battles between mice and toy soldiers, splendid waltzes and extraordinary pas-de-deux accompany the dream of Clara and her Prince and will enthral the youngest as well in the magical yuletide atmosphere, an ideal context for the return of this masterpiece of choreography and music.