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On stage at Teatro San Carlo, a Christ­mas clas­sic par ex­cel­lence. With mu­sic by Tchaicov­sky, it is one of the best- loved bal­lets of all times. A great out­ing for the whole fam­ily

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In keep­ing with tra­di­tion, the San Carlo Opera House, will once again be stag­ing Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker, the world’s favourite Christ­mas bal­let and the ul­ti­mate fam­ily ad­ven­ture. This year’s pro­duc­tion at Teatro San Carlo will be di­rected by Lienz Chang, based on the orig­i­nal version by Mar­ius Petipa and Lev Ivanov. In­spired by Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoff­mann’s 1816 fairy­tale ‘ The Nutcracker and the Mouse King’, ‘ The Nutcracker’ was pre­miered in St. Peters­burg on 18 De­cem­ber 1892, but sadly turned out to be a flop. Set at the be­gin­ning of the 19th cen­tury, the bal­let takes place on Christ­mas Eve and tells the story of a lit­tle girl named Clara and her fan­ta­sy­filled ad­ven­tures in the com­pany of Prince Nutcracker, the Sugar Plum Fairy and the evil rats gov­erned by the Mouse king. Drosselmeyer, Clara and Fritz’s god­fa­ther sings the watchmaker’s song to the two chil­dren who fall asleep while wait­ing to open their presents. The many gifts that they re­ceive in­clude a Tin Sol­dier and a Nutcracker. The Nutcracker, in par­tic­u­lar, be­comes the hit of the party. When Clara be­gins play­ing with it she hears some strange squeak­ing in the room: the squeak­ing of Mice. All the toys come to life and start fight­ing the in­vaders. The Nutcracker, who leads his army of toy sol­diers into bat­tle, de­feats the enemy and car­ries Clara far­away on his horse. This marks the be­gin­ning of a mag­i­cal jour­ney. On stage, the prima bal­leri­nas, the soloists and the Corps de Bal­let of the Neapoli­tan Opera House, with the par­tic­i­pa­tion of the stu­dents of the San Carlo Bal­let School. The orchestra is con­ducted by Ni­co­lae Moldoveanu. Scenery by Ni­cola Ru­bertelli with cos­tumes by Giusi Giustino. Teatro San Carlo. Via San Carlo, 98, Naples. T: 0817972331 >> www. teatro­san­carlo. it

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