Boston’s Citizens Bank Opera House welcomes the return of the city’s professional ballet company with Mikko Nissinen’s The Nutcracker at the end of November.
The month long run of this holiday classic also marks the return of Boston Ballet to live, in-person performances since March 2020. The production features sets and costumes by award-winning designer Robert Perdziola and is accompanied by Boston Ballet Orchestra led by Boston Ballet Music Director Mischa Santora. The theatre will be filled with the joy of Tchaikovsky’s timeless score.
“It is exciting to announce the triumphant return of live Boston Ballet performances. I can’t imagine a better way to bring live dance back than with the beloved production of The Nutcracker."
Artistic Director of Boston Ballet
Mikko Nissinen's The Nutcracker Trailer
Mikko Nissinen’s The Nutcracker is based on the libretto by Alexandre Dumas père titled The Tale of the Nutcracker, which is adapted from E. T. A. Hoffmann’s story The Nutcracker and the Mouse King.
The story follows the wondrous journey of young Clara, who receives a nutcracker as a gift at her family’s Christmas Eve party. Later that night, her nutcracker is magically revealed as a handsome prince, who leads her through an enchanted forest and on to the Nutcracker Prince’s Kingdom.