Nutcracker, The

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The festive favourite returns to the Royal Opera House complete with magician, fighting mice and an entire Kingdom of Sweets. Read More >

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ETA Hoffmann’s story of a fantastical Christmas Eve adventure, set to an enchanting Tchaikovsky score, has become as traditional during the festive season as chestnuts roasting on an open fire.

Lev Ivanov’s choreography, as reinterpreted by Peter Wright, follows the story of a magician with secrets, a magical gift, a Mouse king, a guiding angel and a visit to the Kingdom of Sweets.

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 06/12/2005

Closing Night: 05/01/2006

Running time: 2h10

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Cast & Creative


Producer - The Royal Opera

Designer - Julia Trevelyan Oman

Choreographer - Peter Wright after Lev Ivanov

Conductor - Vaery Ovsyanikov/Alexander Walker/Paul Murphy

Lighting Designer - Mark Henderson

ABOUT Royal Opera House

Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom WC2E 9DD