Moscow Ballets Great Russian Nutcracker Charlotte Tickets
The Great Russian Nutcracker
The Moscow Ballet presents Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s Great Russian Nutcracker, a cherished holiday tradition. While maintaining Tchaikovsky’s classic score and working from the original libretto, the Moscow Ballet has added touches that pay tribute to its home, from the backdrop of Moscow to the use of characters out of Russian folk tales. The Great Russian Nutcracker introduces the “Dove of Peace” and a “land of peace and harmony” to which the girl and the Nutcracker Prince journey.
About the Moscow Ballet
The Moscow Ballet was born in the early 1990s as future members of the company toured the world with the International Glasnost Festival Tours. The world could finally enjoy the arts hidden by the Iron Curtain as the artistic, cultural treasures traveled the world. Starting in 1993, the Moscow Ballet began touring the West with great success.
Today, the Moscow Ballet brings their Great Russian Nutcracker to huge audiences at nearly 100 performances every Christmas holiday season, utilizing two simultaneously touring companies of 40 dancers each.
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893), one of Russia’s greatest musical geniuses, composed the score for the ballet The Nutcracker in 1892. Its first performance was not a success. Tchaikovsky’s edits to the original score produced The Nutcracker Suite, which became a huge success with Russian audiences and with symphonies and audiences worldwide ever since.
It wasn’t until 1954 when the New York Ballet performed George Balanchine’s choreography that The Nutcracker ballet achieved major success. In the ensuing decades, it became an important holiday tradition throughout North America.
Ovens Auditorium in Charlotte, NC opened in 1955. It is located near the center of the city and is adjacent to Bojangles Coliseum. The Ovens Auditorium is a multi-use venue hosting ballets, operas, symphonies, concerts, Broadway shows, fashion shows and graduations. The Billy Graham Crusade was held there. Bob Hope, Elvis Presley, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Norah Jones and Alicia Keyes have all performed there.
Now, the Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker comes to Ovens Auditorium. Purchase your tickets on StubHub with the StubHub Advantage FanProtect™ Guarantee.
The Auditorium is right off U.S. 74, not far from I-77. There is plenty of parking available right at the venue. Charlotte offers many dining and lodging choices, as well as nightlife and tourist options if you’re looking to stay in the area.
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