The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

Monday 16 December - Wednesday 18 December


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Monday 16 December 18:00

Tuesday 17 December 10:00


Tuesday 17 December 18:00

Wednesday 18 December 10:00


Wednesday 18 December 18:00

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without Tchaikovsky’s ballet The Nutcracker, which sees a pair of children travel to a land of sweets on Christmas Eve where their toys magically come to life. 

Tchaikovsky’s music for The Nutcracker is among the swiftest and richest in the ballet repertory. At the time of its premiere over 120 years ago, many believed the score too sumptuous. These days, it is recognized for its extraordinary charm, its narrative clarity and its clear emotional undertow. 

From the delicate ‘Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy’ to the imposing music for the giant Christmas Tree, Tchaikovsky’s magical and awesome music perfectly combines with dance to bring this Christmas story alive.

The Bergen Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and Kjell Seim are delighted to present a performance of Tchaikovsky’s most adored ballet in collaboration with dancers from Bergen Kulturskole.