The Nutcracker - Live from the Royal Opera House

Malta Independent - - FEATURE -

Live di­rectly from Lon­don’s Royal Opera House is The Nutcracker, a truly mes­meris­ing clas­si­cal ballet loved by au­di­ences of all ages. Show­ing ex­clu­sively at the Eden Cine­mas on the 8th De­cem­ber at 8:15pm, Tchaikovsky’s over­ture trans­forms this mag­i­cal tale into the most en­chant­ing of per­for­mances.

Chore­ographed by Peter Wright, the many charm­ing el­e­ments of this ballet are brought to life, con­tin­u­ing to make The Nutcracker one of the most pop­u­lar bal­lets of all times. Set de­signs by Ju­lia Trevelyan Oman con­tinue to light up the stage, adding that mag­i­cal Christ­mas touch in the most spec­tac­u­lar of ways. This year’s pro­duc­tion will also be in celebration of Peter Wright’s 90th birth­day, en­sur­ing the per­for­mance will be even more spec­tac­u­lar than ever.

The Nutcracker un­folds over two glo­ri­ous acts. Act 1 takes place on Christ­mas Eve where Drosselmeyer gives young Clara a nutcracker doll, lead­ing to an ar­ray of events, in­clud­ing a mag­i­cally grow­ing Christ­mas tree, a mid­night bat­tle of toy sol­diers and a mag­i­cal snow­storm. As the ballet moves on to Act II, au­di­ences are trans­ported to the King­dom of Sweets, were the Sugar Plum Fairy is in­tro­duced in her glit­ter­ing court, in a series of daz­zling dances.

Eden Cine­mas con­tin­ues to en­hance the ex­pe­ri­ence of this charm­ing ballet through dimmed the­atre light­ing and am­pli­fied sound, giv­ing au­di­ences that real feel of the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden.

The Nutcracker will be shown on Malta’s largest screen in Eden Cine­mas’ newly re­opened Pre­mium The­atre boast­ing new lux­u­ri­ous seats. The pro­duc­tion will guar­an­tee to be a most mag­nif­i­cent per­for­mance, with each move­ment beau­ti­fully cap­tured. Sure to be a mar­vel­lous evening, au­di­ences pay just a frac­tion of that charged over­seas for the­atre tick­ets.

Tick­ets for The Nutcracker are be­ing sold at €18 for adults and €10 for in­di­vid­u­als un­der the age of 16. Mak­ing the evening a night to re­mem­ber, the au­di­ence is of­fered a com­pli­men­tary glass of wine, and com­pli­men­tary park­ing at the Eden car park.

If you’re un­able to at­tend the live show, en­core screenings will be held on Sun­day 11th De­cem­ber at 3pm and Sun­day 27th De­cem­ber at 4pm. Tick­ets for this are priced at €15 for adults and €10 for chil­dren, in­clud­ing free park­ing.

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