The Nutcracker

Ballet: Work details

Choreographer: Lev Ivanovich Ivanov
Composer: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky
Music title: The Nutcracker, Op. 71
Scenario: Marius Petipa
Work definition: Ballet in two acts
Title notes: Also known as 'Casse Noisette'
Based on: Based on the story 'Nussknacker und Mausek├Ânig' by E T A Hoffmann
World premiere: 16 December 1892, Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg
ROH premiere: 29 February 1968, The Royal Ballet
ROH company premiere: 30 January 1934, The Vic-Wells Ballet
Productions
Casse Noisette (1934) The Vic-Wells Ballet
Casse Noisette (1937) The Vic-Wells Ballet
The Nutcracker (1968) The Royal Ballet (36 performances online)
The Nutcracker (1984) The Royal Ballet (241 performances online)
The Nutcracker (2001) The Kirov Ballet (1 performance online)

Performances not linked to a production
24 March 1965 Evening Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
22 November 1999 Matinee Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
22 November 1999 Matinee Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden