The Nutcracker Saint Petersburg Tickets
Discover a classic with The Nutcracker Saint Petersburg
One of the most iconic ballets of all time, book your place at an upcoming performance of this classic stage show. A perfect treat for the whole family, secure The Nutcracker Saint Petersburg tickets here at StubHub today and start planning an unforgettable trip to see this incredible ballet performance.
The history of The Nutcracker Saint Petersburg
In 1892 at Saint Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theatre, The Nutcracker was performed for the first time, choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov. The production was not successful at first, however, a later version by Alexander Gorsky that was staged in 1892 led to the ballet becoming hugely popular and it began to be performed across Europe. Now known around the world for the score written by Tchaikovsky, the ballet was first performed in England in 1934 and George Balanchine staged his iconic version with New York City Ballet in 1954, and ever since the 1960s, the ballet has been performed around the world, especially during the festive season. While earning worldwide recognition, Saint Petersburg is undoubtedly the home of The Nutcracker and many experts would consider that the best performances still come from Russian ballet companies, whose technical finesse and disciplined style perfectly complements the complex choreography. For your chance to experience this magical ballet, buy or sell your The Nutcracker Saint Petersburg tickets right here at StubHub today.
The story of the Nutcracker
This ballet has become a festive classic for a reason. The story begins at the family home of Dr Stahlbaum on Christmas Eve, where guests are arriving at the party and exchanging gifts, including a charming wooden Nutcracker that young Marie is given by her godfather Herr Drosselmeier. After Marie falls asleep when the party has finished, she suddenly awakens to find that the Nutcracker and toy soldiers have grown to be huge and are at war with giant mice led by the Mouse King. After the Mouse King is defeated, the Nutcracker leads the children on a beautiful adventure that ends with the Sugarplum Fairy offering a fantastic feast and party before everyone says farewell to this magical moment. As a charming tale performed by some of the world’s finest ballet dancers, the Nutcracker has become a family favourite that offers a fantastic cultural experience for children around the festive period. A classic alongside works of ballet such as Swan Lake Saint Petersburg and Romeo and Juliet Saint Petersburg, you can grab your The Nutcracker Saint Petersburg tickets here at StubHub to discover the realm of the Sugarplum Fairy in all its glory!
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