Mikko Nissinen's

The Nutcracker

Nov 27–Dec 31, 2020

Viktorina Kapitonova in the Dew Drop Costume from the Nutcracker leaping against a blue background by Rachel Neville

Viktorina Kapitonova

Rachel Neville Photography

Viktorina Kapitonova

Rachel Neville Photography

The Details


Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky


Mikko Nissinen

Set and Costume Design

Robert Perdziola

Lighting Design

Mikki Kunttu


Melia Bensussen

Production Premiere

Nov 23, 2012, Boston Ballet, Boston Opera House, Boston, Massachusetts

Original Premiere

Dec 18, 1892, Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg, Russia

Run Time

Approximately 2 hrs

Boston Ballet welcomes children and families to all of our performances, and attending the ballet is a wonderful experience to share with your children. However, infants and children under 2 years of age are not allowed in the theater; all children must have their own seats and be accompanied by an adult.




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Great dance will take you on an emotional journey and recharge your spirit.

Mikko Nissinen, Artistic Director