11 Dec 2021-2 Jan 2022
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Auditorium
2:20 hours, 1 break
Season 23/24 brings two more ballet classics: Giselle and Raymonda
The Nutcracker & the Mouse King was on the programme in season 21/22. Would you like to see another unmissable famous ballet classic? In season 23/24 you can enjoy Giselle (12 Oct - 19 Nov '23, also in other theatres) as well as Raymonda (9 Dec '23 -1 Jan '24)!
The Nutcracker and the Mouse King
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.
Choreography Wayne Eagling and Toer van Schayk
Music Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Musical accompaniment Dutch National Ballet Orchestra conducted by Fayçal Karoui
Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, we, unfortunately, had to decide to cancel the Nieuw Amsterdams Kinderkoor's participation in The Nutcracker and the Mouse King.
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.
Podcast The Nutcracker and the Mouse King - part 1
In this 3-part podcast, podcast maker Babette Rijkhoff takes you behind the scenes of Dutch National Ballet during the preparations of The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. In part 1, she visits designer and choreographer Toer van Schayk and takes a walk with props craftsmen Niek Gersen and Linda Molenaar.
The Nutcracker and the Mouse King- Podcast part 1
Podcast The Nutcracker and the Mouse King - part 2
Did you know that The Nutcracker and the Mouse King has more than 300 different costumes? And that some dancers wear out a pair of ballet shoes per performance? And did you ever think vodka was a good way to clean a ballet costume? In this episode, Babette Rijkhoff is in the Costume department.
The Nutcracker and the Mouse King - Podcast part 2
Podcast The Nutcracker and the Mouse King - part 3
Dutch Ballet Orchestra
The music of The Nutcracker and the Mouse King is by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Did you know that he found composing this ballet a 'real torture'? The dancers of Dutch National Ballet are musically accompanied by the Dutch Ballet Orchestra, consisting of a permanent core of 45 musicians, supported where necessary by guest performers.