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.