The Nutcracker at Cairo Opera House

Ati Metwaly, Saturday 18 Dec 2010

The Nutcracker ballet is performed once again at Christmas time, at the Cairo Opera House

The Nutcracker

On December 23 and 26-29, Cairo Opera Ballet Company and the Cairo Opera Orchestra, conducted by Nayer Nagui, will perform The Nutcracker ballet at the Cairo Opera House Main Hall.

The ballet is based on the story The Nutcracker and the King of Mice  by E.T.A. Hoffman. The story begins on Christmas Eve and obviously this is the reason that the ballet is usually performed around Christmas time. Even though the story diverts a little from Hoffman’s text (as Pepita, choreographer, used Dumas' revised version of The Nutcracker), the basic plot line remains the same and tells of a girl dreaming of a Nutcracker Prince battling against a Mouse King with seven heads. The Nutcracker is always a lovely family outing at Christmas.

23, 27, 28 and 29 December performances will take place in the evenings, at 8 pm.

26 December will include a matinee performance at 11 am. and an evening performance at  8 pm.

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