Sebastian Sykes01 Apr 2019 AT 12:57 PM

The Nutcracker Ballet is coming to Dubai Opera

Get early bird tickets to the Saint-Petersburg Tchaikovsky Ballet Theatre performance right now
Sebastian Sykes01 Apr 2019 AT 12:57 PM
The Nutcracker Ballet is coming to Dubai Opera

It’s not even the start of summer yet and we’re already talking about one of the most beloved Christmas performances of all time. Why? Because The Nutcracker is making its way to Dubai.

The acclaimed Saint-Petersburg Tchaikovsky Ballet Theatre will be taking to the stage at Dubai Opera to perform The Nutcracker Ballet, and you can get early bird tickets for it right now.

Taking place from Wednesday December 4 to Saturday December 7, audiences can expect a magnificent show of ballet, accompanied by a live orchestra playing a magical festive score.

The story follows Clara on an adventure when her Nutcracker figure comes to life. Expect a battle with the mouse king, waltzing through flowers of snow, and a team-up with the Sugar Plum Fairy to help take back her kingdom.

The Saint-Petersburg Tchaikovsky Ballet Theatre has played at some of the world’s most famous venues, including St. Petersburg's Alexandrinsky Theatre, along with famed theatres in Sweden, Germany, Norway, and Denmark. Certainly says a lot about Dubai Opera.

The troupe consists of 53 professional dancers, most of them are graduates of the world-famous Russian Vaganova Academy of Ballet and other famous ballet institutes. In other words, expect the best of the best.

Pique your interest? Tickets for show start from AED250, and you can nab them at with a special early-bird discount of 20 percent on all seating categories until Sunday April 14.

"The Festival Season never truly begins until the Nutcracker opens - I am delighted we’re able to announce this family-friendly ballet for the first week of December for audiences in Dubai to enjoy the fabulous music of Tchaikovsky and the beauty of live ballet from this wonderful St. Petersburg Company,” said Dubai Opera’s Chief Executive Jasper Hope.

The original Nutcracker was created by Marius Petipa and Lev Inavov with an original music score composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. It was first performed in 1892 at the Marinsky Theatre in St Petersburg.

In the words of the iconic festive tune: “we wish it could be Christmas” right now.

Price: From AED250
Where: Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai
When: December 4-7
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