Boston Ballet presents Mikko Nissinen’s The Nutcracker, voted in 2009 as ‘The Best-Loved Nutcracker in the U.S.’, November 25th – December 31st, 2011. State Street is the presenting sponsor of the 2011 production of The Nutcracker. All 40 performances take place at The Boston Opera House, 539 Washington Street, Boston. Boston Ballet and The Nutcracker will make over 30 special appearances at events throughout the community during the holiday season.
This season’s presentation of The Nutcracker marks the final season the current sets and costumes will take the stage. Following this season, the current costumes and sets will be retired and Boston Ballet’s The Nutcracker will return to the stage entirely reimagined with new sets and costumes in 2012.
Boston Ballet’s 2011 production of The Nutcracker features Nissinen’s own choreography, which infuses the classical traditions of Marius Petipa’s The Nutcracker with fresh, neo-classical style giving it a vibrant and energized feel. Every performance is complemented by live music from the full Boston Ballet Orchestra led by Principal Conductor Jonathan McPhee. Nearly 250 Boston Ballet School students from across New England will dance in this year’s production.
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