The Nutcracker

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Grand Auditorium Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation


Simon Rattle, one of the greatest figures in musical direction, called The Nutcracker “one of the great miracles of musical creation”. Tchaikovsky composed the popular score for the second ballet in which he collaborated with the legendary choreographer Marius Petipa. The play was premiered in 1892, gaining huge notoriety. It would later become central in the Disney film Fantasia, highlighting the extraordinary visual quality of the composition, responsible for creating a fairy-tale universe in which objects like the nutcracker come alive with elegance of movement.

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