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THE NUTCRACKER

The Nutcracker

Performances
08:00 PM
PREMIERE
Series Ballet Premiere
08:00 PM
Out of Subs.
02:30 PM
Out of Subs.
06:00 PM
Out of Subs.
08:00 PM
Out of Subs.
08:00 PM
Out of Subs.
02:30 PM
Out of Subs.
08:00 PM
Out of Subs.
08:00 PM
Series P Ballet Subs.
08:00 PM
Invitation La Scala
08:00 PM
Series R Ballet Subs.
08:00 PM
Out of Subs.
08:00 PM
Out of Subs.
Ballet

The Nutcracker

Rudolf Nureyev
From 18 December 2024 to 12 January 2025
2 hours and 10 minutes circa intermission included

Ballet in two acts

Teatro alla Scala Production

Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company and Orchestra

Treble Voices Chorus and Ballet School students of the Teatro alla Scala Academy

The Nutcracker - 17 December 2024 UNDER30 Preview

Available in Audio Description

Choreography and StagingRUDOLF NUREYEV
MusicPËTR IL’IČ ČAJKOVSKIJ
Sets and costumesNICHOLAS GEŌRGIADĪS
LightsANDREA GIRETTI
ConductorVALERY OVSYANIKOV
Guest artist (18 and 20 Dec.)HUGO MARCHAND

In brief

The new Season opens with the reprise of a much loved Christmas classic that has enchanted La Scala since 1969: The Nutcracker, with Rudolf Nureyev’s choreography and the historic staging of Nicholas Georgiadis. From the children’s dances to the family’s Christmas celebrations, from the battle of the mice and toy soldiers to the brilliance of the snowflakes, the music and dance combine beautifully in the choreographic designs of the famous waltzes and pas de deux, rich of technique, rigour, lines and balance, which reveal the dramaturgical approach that Nureyev wanted to give at this ballet: between shadows and light, the journey of an adolescent girl, Clara’s dream.