MIKKO NISSINEN’S

The Nutcracker

Nov 25–Dec 31, 2022

Chisako Oga; Ji Young Chae with Artists of Boston Ballet; Chyrstyn Fentroy and Lasha Khozashvili

Liza Voll

Presenting Sponsor: PNC Bank

Believe in the impossible

Dare to dream big with New England’s favorite holiday tradition. Mikko Nissinen’s The Nutcracker mesmerizes audiences of all ages with its beloved characters, swoon-worthy sets, and unparalleled choreography.

Slip away into the warm drawing room of the Silberhaus family and watch as Clara’s surroundings transform before your eyes. From the dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy to the awe-inspiring snow scene, this classical ballet—set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless score—continues to delight audiences year after year.

Gather your family and friends and embark on a journey to a dreamworld where bravery and imagination save the day. Join us for the first time or continue a holiday tradition and find out why Boston Ballet’s The Nutcracker is the “gold standard” (The Boston Globe).

Please Note: The music and sounds in The Nutcracker may be loud depending on where you are sitting and your own comfort level. The Battle Scene in Act 1 contains cannon sounds. Please plan accordingly.

TICKETS

BEHIND THE SCENES

PERFORMANCE CALENDAR

Nutcracker 2022 Performance Calendar

In our continuous efforts to create a more accessible and inclusive environment, Boston Ballet is excited to present a
Sensory Friendly Performance of The Nutcracker on Thursday, December 29, 2022 at 1:30 pm.

CLICK HERE to learn more.

 

Important message for attending live indoor performances:

No proof of vaccination or negative test needed to enter the theater. Face masks are highly encouraged but not required.

HEALTH & SAFETY POLICIES

 

 

THE DETAILS

Music

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Choreography

Mikko Nissinen

Set and Costume Design

Robert Perdziola

Lighting Design

Mikki Kunttu

Original Premiere

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

World Premiere

Nov 23, 2012, Boston Ballet, Citizens Bank Opera House, Boston, USA

The Nutcracker Nov 25–Dec 31, 2022