The Nutcracker



The Nutcracker is a two-act ballet, originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov with a score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (op. 71).  The libretto is adapted from E.T.A. Hoffmann’s story The Nutcracker and the Mouse King.  It was given its première at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg on Sunday, 18 December 1892, on a double-bill with Tchaikovsky’s opera, Iolanta.


The Nutcracker
Waltz of Flowers


Arabian Dance


 Chinese Dance “Tea”


Tea (Chinese Dance)


 Russian Dance


Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy


Valse des fleurs
Waltz of the Flowers


Dance of the Mirlitons
Nutcracker Ballet
Kirov Ballet



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