Th, 30.12.2021
Grosses Haus19:30 - 21:50
Trailer: Johannes Kulz
Photo: Regina Brocke
Photo: Regina Brocke
Photo: Regina Brocke
Photo: Regina Brocke
Photo: Regina Brocke
Photo: Regina Brocke
Photo: Regina Brocke
Photo: Regina Brocke
Photo: Regina Brocke
Photo: Regina Brocke
Photo: Regina Brocke
Photo: Regina Brocke

The ballet season opens with a new version of the classic "The Nutcracker", choreographed by Tim Plegge. The story revolves around Marie, who discovers a nutcracker amongst the presents on Christmas Eve. When the nutcracker comes alive, Marie soon finds herself on an exciting journey through hopes, dreams and desires, one in which everyday life takes on bizarre and surreal forms. Marie is drawn into a battle between the toys and the mouse king, she experiences exciting adventures alongside the nutcracker and accompanies him to a magical land, where the sugar plum fairy, among other magical beings, awaits them. Above all, Marie experiences a world that fulfils everything that seems to be missing in real life. The ballet is based on the original play by E.T.A. Hoffmann, adapted by Alexandre Dumas and set to music by Tschaikovsky. In Tim Plegge's new version of the hugely successful work, fairytale-like elements and everyday family life blur into each other, and the dark and bizarre also have a special place in the production.

Cast

Conductor Christoph Stiller
Choreography Tim Plegge
Stage Design Frank Philipp Schlößmann
Costume Design Judith Adam
Lighting Design Tanja Rühl
Dramaturgy Karin Dietrich
Hessisches Staatsballett, Hessisches Staatsorchester Wiesbaden

Dates

Grosses Haus19:35 - 21:55
Sold out / leftover tickets at the box office
Changed
Owing to corona-related disruptions, today's performance of »The Nutcracker« will be a public dress rehearsal. Opening night has been moved to 11.12.2021.
RevivalGrosses Haus19:35 - 21:55
Tickets available from 8 December 2021, 10:00
Grosses Haus19:30 - 21:50
Grosses Haus19:30 - 21:50
Grosses Haus19:30 - 21:50
Grosses Haus18:00 - 20:20