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The Nutcracker

    Relive one of the greatest ballets, with the St. Petersburg Ballet Theater performing The Nutcracker at the Dubai Opera. Witness the story of The Nutcracker, as he attempts to triumph over the evil forces of the Rat King. Relish one of the most well-known scores in history, created by the iconic Tchaikovsky!

    Why Watch The Nutcracker

    The tale of the Nutcracker is brought to life by the St. Petersburg Ballet Theater. The original ballet score, composed by the legendary Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is one of the most famous compositions in the world. Many of the major ballet companies in America generate nearly 40% of their annual revenue by performing The Nutcracker. The St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre consists of some of the top ballet talents of Russia, and tour the world with their own orchestra to showcase Russian classical ballet. Performing for more than 25 years, the St. Petersburg Ballet Theater have ample experience on stage and have won praise from critics and audience for their impeccable performances.

    The Show

    The story follows the young Clara Stahlbaum, who receives a strange gift from her mysterious godfather, Drosselmeyer. The gift is a nutcracker, and Clara has no idea why she was gifted such a device. During midnight, a strange enchantment surrounds the house, and the Nutcracker springs to life to fight the evil forces of the Rat King. Tchaikovsky’s timeless score, which includes gems such as the Trepak, which is the traditional Russian dance, Waltz of the Flowers, March, and Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy are breathtaking to hear in person. You can also hear the celesta, a musical instrument that was created by Tchaikovsky himself, that he believed had a sweet heavenly sound. The synchronization and choreography are top notch and is sure to take your breath away. The ballet dancers keep up with the brilliance of Tchaikovsky’s score, something that requires near flawless execution.

    Good For

    Lovers of Ballet | Fans of The Nutcrackers | Tchaikovsky Fans

    Cancellation policy

    These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

    Reviews

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    Phyllis Bradshaw

    Phyllis

    5/5

    Dec, 2019

    In thought enjoyed every aspect of the Opera and performance.
    Paul Grady

    Paul

    5/5

    Dec, 2019

    Ease of use and seat location

    Show Details

    Show Timings

    4th - 7th December 2019 8:00 PM
    6th - 7th December 2019 2:00 PM

    Duration
    2 hours 30 minutes, with one 20-minute intermission.
    The doors open 30 minutes before commencement.

    Please Note
    Latecomers will be admitted into the theater only at a suitable break.

    Additional Information

    Available Facilities
    Coat Check
    Wheelchair accessible

    Seating
    The Dubai Opera has a seating capacity of 2000. The seating plan can be found here

    Important Information
    Seats cannot be reserved before arrival and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

    Guests under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
    Children under the age of 2 are not admitted into the Dubai Opera.

    How to Redeem Your Tickets

    Your mobile tickets will be sent to your email. Please show the mobile voucher at the tickets section in the Dubai Opera along with a valid photo ID to enter the Opera theater.

    Meeting Point

    Dubai Opera, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Getting There

    By Bus

    Get off at Dubai Mall Metro Station using buses D01, D03A, F13. Then take the walkway to Dubai Opera along Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard.

    By Metro

    Get off at Burj Khalifa station on the red line. Take the walkway from Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard to Dubai Opera. Please note that walking time is approximately 25 minutes.

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