11 Dec-2 Jan 2022
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Auditorium
2:20 hours, 1 break
From € 27
Enchanting fairytale for the whole family
Dutch National Ballet’s ultimate Christmas production is a festive fairytale, steeped in Dutch traditions for the month of December. There are skating scenes on the canals of Amsterdam, a living room that transforms into a snowy forest and a magic lantern that takes you on a journey to exotic countries. Since its premiere, the ballet has enchanted more than 325,000 children and adults.
PLEASE NOTE: you need a valid QR code from the coronavirus entry pass to visit this performance.
Choreography Wayne Eagling and Toer van Schayk
Music Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Musical accompaniment Dutch National Ballet Orchestra conducted by Fayçal Karoui
Chorus Nieuw Amsterdams Kinderkoor
Chorus master Anaïs de la Morandais
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‘The sets and costumes are so gorgeous’
Principal dancer Jessica Xuan:
“I danced the role of Clara for the first time in 2019, following a serious
foot injury. However happy I was to be back, I was still not feeling secure about my foot. So I’m really looking forward to dancing the role again. And the sets and costumes are so gorgeous. I think the bedroom scene, when it starts snowing, is especially magical, and Clara’s tutu is by far my favourite tutu.”
The luxurious flower waltz is like a moving poesie picture. Couple that with Tchaikovsky's timeless music and you have a wonderful family party.
A celebration for young and old.
The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by the Dutch National Ballet, with music from Tchaikovsky, is like the Christmas circus in Carré: the perfect family outing during the holidays!
Dutch Ballet Orchestra
conducted by Fayçal Karoui
Since its inception in 1965, the orchestra has been proud to accompany its partners, Dutch National Ballet and Nederlands Dans Theater. The working method is unique in the Netherlands.
Almost every performance at Dutch National Opera & Ballet is preceded by an introduction, with background information that can deepen your theater visit. The introductions are in Dutch and admission is free by showing a valid ticket.
Time: 45 minutes before the start of each performance
Location: Odeonzaal; entrance between the even and odd cloakrooms