The Nutcracker

Ballet by Edward Clug after E.T.A. Hoffmann

The Nutcracker

Ballet by Edward Clug after E.T.A. Hoffmann
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Premiere
The Nutcracker
Fri 25. Nov
Opernhaus
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

For families
The Nutcracker
Sun 27. Nov / aft
Opernhaus
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

The Nutcracker
Sun 27. Nov / eve
Opernhaus
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

The Nutcracker
Tue 29. Nov
Opernhaus
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

For families
The Nutcracker
Sat 3. Dec
Opernhaus
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

The Nutcracker
Wed 7. Dec
Opernhaus
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

The Nutcracker
Thu 8. Dec
Opernhaus
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

The Nutcracker
Fri 9. Dec
Opernhaus
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

For families
The Nutcracker
Sat 10. Dec
Opernhaus
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

The Nutcracker
Tue 13. Dec
Opernhaus
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

The Nutcracker
Wed 14. Dec
Opernhaus
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

For schools
The Nutcracker
Thu 15. Dec
Opernhaus
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

The Nutcracker
Fri 16. Dec
Opernhaus
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

For families
The Nutcracker
Sun 18. Dec / aft
Opernhaus
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

The Nutcracker
Sun 18. Dec / eve
Opernhaus
Further dates
The Nutcracker
Choreography
Edward Clug
Music
Peter Tschaikowsky
Stage and Costumes
Jürgen Rose
Libretto and dramaturgic assistance
Vivien Arnold
World Premiere
25. November 2022, Stuttgarter Ballett
Musical Direction
Wolfgang Heinz, Staatsorchester Stuttgart
Choir
Knabenchor collegium iuvenum Stuttgart (Einstudierung: Sebastian Kunz), Mädchenkantorei an der Domkirche St. Eberhard Stuttgart (Einstudierung: Lydia Schimmer)
With its Christmas setting and Peter Tchaikovsky's glorious music, The Nutcracker is one of the most famous and beloved ballets in the international repertoire. The Stuttgart Ballet has - surprisingly - not performed a full-length version of this classical ballet for over 50 years. Artistic Director Tamas Detrich has therefore commissioned a spectacular new production from the internationally acclaimed choreographer Edward Clug with sets and costumes by the legendary designer Jürgen Rose. Using E.T.A. Hoffmann's fantastical short story “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” as their inspiration, Clug and Rose newly interpret this marvelous classic.

The plot: Clara receives a nutcracker as a Christmas present from her godfather Mr. Drosselmeier. The Nutcracker is actually the enchanted nephew of Mr. Drosselmeier, who has been cursed by the evil Mouse King. Despite his grotesque appearance, Clara falls in love with the Nutcracker. Can Clara and the Nutcracker defeat the Mouse King? Can Clara save the Nutcracker and free him from his ugly wooden shell? Who can help her?
This new version, like many others, also offers plenty of roles for children: a perfect opportunity to involve the young talents of the John Cranko School. One thing is certain: This enchanting family ballet is perfect for the holiday season.

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