A CHRISTMAS CLASSIC RETURNS!
New Mexico Ballet Company and the New Mexico Philharmonic join forces for 2023's edition of Tchaikovsky's must-see holiday classic, beginning Thanksgiving weekend!
The story of The Nutcracker was originally written by E.T.A. Hoffmann, with Tchaikovsky's masterpiece score accompanying the world-famous ballet receiving its debut over 130 years ago, in 1892. An evening spent at a performance of this enchanting show is the perfect way to welcome in Christmas with the whole family!
WHAT IS THE NUTCRACKER ABOUT?
One snowy Christmas Eve, at a great townhouse where a party is in full swing, local magician Herr Drosselmeyer arrives with gifts for the children, including a wooden nutcracker for Clara, the oldest child. When the clock strikes twelve an adventure begins and the Nutcracker comes to life, leading our heroine Clara into a war between mice and tin soldiers, and into the enchanted Land of Sweets where a festival awaits them.