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Moscow Ballet La Classique presents The Nutcracker

Saturday 12th May 2018

Following 2017 sell-out performances of Swan Lake, Moscow Ballet la Classique returns to New Zealand to present the jewel of classical ballet, Tchaikovsky’s spectacular masterpiece The Nutcracker

La Classique was founded in 1990 by its current director Elik Melikov. La Classique with its artistic ballet mastery, lavish costumes and magnificent stage sets will take us on a journey back in time to the frost-covered, gas lit world of Clara, her beloved Nutcracker doll and the magician Drosselmeyer.

This romantic tale with its blend of magic and realism brings to life the popular Tchaikovsky score featuring the famous “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” and “The Waltz of the Flowers.”

The greatest success of Russian theatre is undoubtedly Classical ballet.

With this delightful production of the much loved Nutcracker, la Classique captures the imagination, the passion, the humour and magic of the

“is the dream for real . . . or is it just a fairytale”

From the critics

As sweet as a nut, it doesn’t get much better than this – Jersey Evening Post

Gloriously traditional production that captures all of the fairytale enchantment and beauty one could wish for – Manawatu Standard


May 12


2:30pm & 7:30pm


Nelson & suburbs


Theatre Royal
78 Rutherford St, Nelson

Tickets, Bookings and Entry

Adult $95, Senior $85, Child $70, Gtoup of 6 $85 pp (service fees apply)

Tickets from Theatre Royal and TicketDirect ph. 03 548 3840.


Additional Info

Official Website


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