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Event The Royal Ballet: the Nutcracker


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The Royal Opera House hosts the Royal Ballet in The Nutcracker, playing from December 10, 2012 to January 16, 2013.

See The Royal Ballet perform one of the world’s most famous ballets, a perfect family treat for the festive season.

Against the background of the Royal Opera House’s lavish sets, the Royal Ballet dancers bring the Nutcracker to sparkling life, accompanied by the spellbinding music of Tchaikovsky.

This classic winter ballet tells the story of Clara, who creeps down to the Christmas tree on Christmas Eve in search of her favourite present. Here she is met by a mysterious magician, Drosselmeyer, and helps an army of toy soldiers fight off the evil Mouse King before riding to the Land of Sweets in a golden sleigh.

Expect theatrical magic and festive sparkle in Peter Wright’s stunning production of this much-loved ballet.

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