11 Dec-2 Jan 2022
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Auditorium
2:20 hours, 1 break
Experience season 22/23 another jewel in the crown: The Sleeping Beauty
Would you like to see one of Dutch National Ballet's crown jewels? The Nutcracker & the Mouse King was programmed last season. Thís season, you can enjoy that other wonderful fairy tale ballet, The Sleeping Beauty! From mid-October to the beginning of January, the company will 'kiss' the sparkling sleeping beauty to life no less than 21 times.
See for more information: The Sleeping Beauty
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.
Cast of soloists
Follow the link below to see which soloists will dance in the various performances of Nutcracker and the Mouse King
Please note! Soloist line-ups are always subject to change.
Free programme booklet
Click on the link below and receive the free online programme booklet before the premiere. The booklet contains beautiful images and everything you need to know about The Nutcracker and the Mouseking!
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.
The Nutcracker and the Mouse King - Podcast part 3
Due to the corona measures, there will be no introductions at the matinee performances in December.