Why Watch The Nutcracker
The tale of the Nutcracker is brought to life by the St. Petersburg Ballet Theater. The original ballet score, composed by the legendary Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is one of the most famous compositions in the world. Many of the major ballet companies in America generate nearly 40% of their annual revenue by performing The Nutcracker. The St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre consists of some of the top ballet talents of Russia, and tour the world with their own orchestra to showcase Russian classical ballet. Performing for more than 25 years, the St. Petersburg Ballet Theater have ample experience on stage and have won praise from critics and audience for their impeccable performances.
The story follows the young Clara Stahlbaum, who receives a strange gift from her mysterious godfather, Drosselmeyer. The gift is a nutcracker, and Clara has no idea why she was gifted such a device. During midnight, a strange enchantment surrounds the house, and the Nutcracker springs to life to fight the evil forces of the Rat King. Tchaikovsky’s timeless score, which includes gems such as the Trepak, which is the traditional Russian dance, Waltz of the Flowers, March, and Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy are breathtaking to hear in person. You can also hear the celesta, a musical instrument that was created by Tchaikovsky himself, that he believed had a sweet heavenly sound. The synchronization and choreography are top notch and is sure to take your breath away. The ballet dancers keep up with the brilliance of Tchaikovsky’s score, something that requires near flawless execution.
Lovers of Ballet | Fans of The Nutcrackers | Tchaikovsky Fans
Know Before You Go
The Dubai Opera has a seating capacity of 2000. The seating plan can be found here
Seats cannot be reserved before arrival and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Guests under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Children under the age of 2 are not admitted into the Dubai Opera.
Strict Cancellation Policy
This experience cannot be cancelled, amended or rescheduled.
How to Redeem Your Tickets
Your mobile tickets will be sent to your email. Please show the mobile voucher at the tickets section in the Dubai Opera along with a valid photo ID to enter the Opera theater.
Dubai Opera, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Get off at Dubai Mall Metro Station using buses D01, D03A, F13. Then take the walkway to Dubai Opera along Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard.
Get off at Burj Khalifa station on the red line. Take the walkway from Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard to Dubai Opera. Please note that walking time is approximately 25 minutes.