2016 Nutcracker Performances in Europe

September 23, 2016

Paris Opera Snow Nutcracker
Paris Opera 'Nutcracker' - flickr/Bomba Rosa
This winter, ballet companies throughout Europe will present the beloved holiday ballet The Nutcracker, featuring characters such as the Nutcracker, Sugar Plum Fairy, Snow Queen and the Mouse King. Below is a list of Nutcracker performances in Europe scheduled for the 2015 - 2016 ballet season.


Royal Opera House - Royal Ballet's The Nutcracker »
Nov 23, 2016 - Jan 12, 2017
Peter Wright's vision of The Nutcracker features Julia Trevelyan Oman's designs of a magical, 19th-century Christmas.

London Coliseum - English National Ballet's The Nutcracker »
Dec 14, 2016 - Jan 7, 2017
Wayne Eagling's traditional production is set in the Edwardian era and features a charming ice skating scene, a Mouse King who ventures all the way to the Land of the Sweets (actually the 'Puppet Theatre' in this production) and a hot-air balloon to transport Clara on her journey.


Teatro dell'Opera - The Nutcracker (Lo schiaccianoci)
Dec 18, 2016 - Dec 24, 2016


Semperoper - Der Nussknacker (The Nutcracker) »
The Semperoper Ballet presents a traditional production of the beloved holiday production.
Dec 2 - 18, 2016


National Theatre - The Nutcracker and The Cuddly Mouse
Dec 1, 2016 - Jan 14, 2017
The Czech National Ballet presents a new production featuring Eastern European holiday traditions. (The State Opera building is currently under renovations, but performances will be held at the National Theatre.)

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