Semperoper Ballett to present The Nutcracker this festive season, which is great news! Semperoper is one of the few theatres around the world offering daily performances of adapted versions of ballet works, revised to meet current local hygiene regulations and performed at almost full length with an interval, for an audience up to 500 seats.
Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker” – premiered in St. Petersburg in 1892 – is a season highlight. In their interpretation, Aaron S. Watkin and Jason Beechey fall back on the story of ETA Hoffmann and create a fairy tale committed to classical ballet in the setting of a Christmas in Dresden:
On Christmas Eve, Marie receives a nutcracker that she immediately takes to her heart. Soon, however, there is danger from a warlike flock of mice. It is as if the nutcracker were coming to life: He was opposing the hostile army. With her new protégé, the girl embarks on a journey through a land of sugar-sweet dreams – and into growing up.
The Nutcracker is being performed on 25 & 27 November, 1, 3, 9, 13, 18, 20, 23, 25 December, for more details, see semperoper.de.