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The Nutcracker- Christmas Magic

Music, Dance and Tale the same evening

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: The nutcracker

Dániel Czéh – Narrator
Ballet Pécs
Gábor Michac – Set designer
Nóra Rományi – Costume designer
Balázs Vincze – Choreographer – Harangozó Gyula Award, Imre Zoltán Award, Seregi László Award
György Böhm – Director – Jászai Mari Award, Nádasdy Kálmán Award

Conducted by: András Vass

Concert estimated duration: 100 minutes
Ticket prices: Adult » 5000 » 6000 HUF » Child - till the age of 14 » 2000 » 3000 HUF » Family ticket (1 adult, 2 children): » 7900 » 9900 HUF
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The Pannon Philharmonic, Ballet Pécs and the Bóbita Puppet Theatre are staging Tchaikovsky’s great classic, The Nutcracker with the aim to establish a new tradition.

Kodály Centre with its excellent acoustics and its uplifting atmosphere has a splendid family event in store for you in nearly each December. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s  masterpiece The Nutcracker has been  ever-popular and ever-enjoyable. It is the composer’s last ballet and final stage work. Generations have grown up with the productions of The Nutcracker and thanks to it, have come closer to music and dance. The symbolism of the composition is a living proof for children of all eras that their imagination can soar freely, is full of colours and adventures.

The libretto is an adaptation of E. T. A. Hoffmann's  tale The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. The story in a nutshell: the war between the good Nutcracker and evil Mouse King breaks out on Christmas Eve, and Clara suddenly finds herself in the middle of the battle.  Thanks to his courage and generosity, the Nutcracker - whose identity is concealed until the very end of the story - triumphs over the evil Mouse King and with that, he breaks the  spell. He takes Clara on a magic trip to fairyland, the realm of endless imagination.

The troupe of  Ballet Pécs and the audience of the city are just about to explore a fantastic opportunity, as the ballet will be staged for the first time with the accompaniment of of the Pannon Philharmonic Orchestra.   To make the production even more thrilling, an artist of the Bóbíta Puppet Theatre will act as a narrator or at other times, as an active participant during the performance. They will assist the audience with a Nutcracker puppet in their hand. We don’t intend to stage a modernised production, as the very essence of The Nutcracker is a magic Christmas dream. The Nutcracker is staged as a co-production of the Pannon Philharmonic, the Ballet of Pécs and the Bóbíta Puppet Theatre and is sponsored by the Ministry of Human Capacities and the National Cultural Fund of Hungary.


Pannon Philharmonic performances extend a gold-backed guarantee, that time spent unwinding at our high-quality concerts will ripen into an opportunity for collaborative music making.
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