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Yannick Nézet- Séguin: The Nutcracker

Big orchestra22 Dec '22 - 23 Dec '22

The biggest classical Christmas hit of all times in a glorious complete performance.

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2hours
85-90musicians
1break

The Waltz of the Flowers, the Trepak, the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy: just a few of the gems from The Nutcracker that are among the most popular classical melodies. But in the opinion of Yannick Nézet-Séguin, you hear the best of Tchaikovsky’s Christmas ballet only in a full performance. His full performance of the Nutcracker with our orchestra in 2010 was indeed a sensation. This reprise promises to be the same.

The christmas spirit is gradually rising while the days get colder. Prepare for a festive evening, full of magical tunes! This time, the orchestra will perform a real gem of classic music - The Nutcracker by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Over the last two centuries, The Nutcracker has become one of the most beloved holiday stories. Being a regular production on major stages, this masterpiece quickly became a true Christmas tradition. The story of the little girl Clara is known to adult and young listeners, finding its way to many hearts.

Programme & performers

Tchaikovsky
The Nutcracker (full performance)

An hour prior to these concerts there is a concert introduction in the Van Cappellenzaal.

ConductorYannick Nézet-Séguin

Children from the National Children's Choir and the National Boys' Choir

The musical palette is very bright and full of strong, memorable tunes. Tchaikovsky tried to make the music for The Nutcracker expressive and subtle. You will want to join the dance under the bewitching tunes of the well-known Waltz of the Flowers or feel real magic at the lyrical and dramatic culmination of the dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier. We could go on about the magnificence of The Nutcracker, but in this case it’s not the picture that is worth a thousand words but the music! Celebrate the holiday season with the biggest classical Christmas hit of all times conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

An unforgettable Christmas in Rotterdam

Wondering what to do during Christmas time? Take a break from glühwein and Christmas shopping to embrace your festive mood with Tchaikovsky’s iconic music! On a cold December evening, no music warms you better than The Nutcracker. After Christmas markets and ice skating, a live orchestra concert can be a true highlight of the evening. Bring your significant other, friends, or family to Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra to dive into Tchaikovsky’s wonderful world together!

The greatest classic Christmas hit of all time
A glorious complete performance
In The Nutcracker you hear Tchaikovsky at his best: captivating melodies as well as symphonic intensity.
Yannick Nézet-Séguin

All play dates of Yannick Nézet- Séguin: The Nutcracker

Thursday 22 Dec 20228:15 PM
RotterdamDe Doelen (Grand Hall)
Prices
  • Top tier € 89
  • 1st tier € 71
  • 2nd tier € 58
  • 3rd tier € 36
  • Until 26 years € 13,50
  • CJP € 12,50
Friday 23 Dec 20228:15 PM
RotterdamDe Doelen (Grote Hall)
Prices
  • Top tier € 89
  • 1st tier € 71
  • 2nd tier € 58
  • 3rd tier € 36
  • Until 26 years € 13,50
  • CJP € 12,50

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