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ballet. The Nutcracker

music. Pyotr Tchaikovsky

coreography. Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov

libretto. Marius Petipa

scenography & wardrobe. Russian Classical Ballet

world premiere. December 17th, 1892, at Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg

duration. 120 minutes with 20 minutes interval

The Christmas dream with animation, evil creatures and an unlikely hero - the Nutcracker Prince. Filled with romance and fantasy, The Nutcracker ballet exalts children's ability to dream and the naivety of their feelings - Clara's first love.

The Nutcracker perpetuated the genius Tchaikovsky with the famous Opus 71, full of notable melodies such as the Dance of the Sugar Fairy and the Valse of the Flowers.
Marius Petipa unveiled his originality and creativity in the choreographic development of this timeless masterpiece, which continues to be one of the most represented performances ever.

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