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The Nutcracker 

A scene from Rudolf Nureyev's version of The Nutcraker - photo by Christian Leiber


The Nutcracker is a Christmas tradition for ballet lovers all over the world. This is a very popular seasonal event in Paris and tickets will sell out quickly.

A truly virtuoso piece, set to one of Tchaikovsky's masterpieces, The Nutcracker in Paris, brings together the Ballet Company and the Ballet School for an initiatory journey into the world of childhood

The Nutcracker ballet is based on the story "The Nutcracker and the King of Mice" written by E.T.A. Hoffman.  It's the story of a young German girl who dreams of a Nutcracker Prince and a fierce battle against a Mouse King with seven heads.

Piotr Ilyitch Tchaikovsky Music
Rudolf Nureyev Choreography and staging
  after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov
(Paris Opera, 1985))
Nicholas Georgiadis Sets and costumes

Venue Information

Opéra Bastille, Place de la Bastille 75012 Paris

Metro: Lines 1,5 & 8 - Bastille
RER: Gare de Lyon
 20, 29, 65, 69, 76, 86, 87, 91
Parking:Opéra Bastille, 34 rue de Lyon (6-hour fixed-rate ticket to attend a performance)

Ticket Price
5€, 12€, 20€, 35€, 54€, 76€, 92€, 116€, 138€

01.71.25. 24.23

The Nutcracker - Opéra Bastille