Genevieve PM Roy
The Nutcracker by les GrandsBallets
This Christmas, fall back into the wonderful and magical world of childhood where sugar plum fairies dance, the snow queen gracefully rules and a handsome prince is not very far away ...
From the 13th to the 30th of December, come with your family to experience the magic of the Nutcracker, performed wonderfully by les Grands Ballets Canadiens at Salle Wilfred Pelletier of La Place des Arts.
This year's performance features an impressive cast of over 100 dancers from both the regular cast of les Grands Ballets, as well as with the participation of numerous students from several dance schools in Montreal and surrounding areas.
One hour before each performance, actor Jacques Piperni will give a reading of Hoffmann's classic children's tale and a young member of the audience will be selected to appear on stage as the Mouse of the Day .
The Nutcracker is a two-act ballet choreographed masterfully by the late Fernand Nault, based on the work of Maurice Petipa and Lev Ivanov. The memorable score is penned by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
" Family and friends have gathered in the parlor to decorate the beautiful Christmas tree in preparation for the night's festivities. As the children receive their gifts, Clara’s godfather, Herr Drosselmeyer, gives her a beautiful, wooden nutcracker, which her naughty brother Fritz breaks in a fit of jealousy... Fortunately, her godfather, who is a little bit of a magician, fixes it and everyone retreats for the evening. During the night, Clara returns to the parlor to be with her nutcracker. Suddenly, mice and rats invade the room and begin an epic battle with tin soldiers. The nutcracker comes to life and with Clara’s help, defeats the rat prince. Transformed into prince charming, he brings her to the Land of Snow and then to the Kingdom of Sweets, where she experiences a magical evening with the Sugar Plum Fairy and her entourage...
With spectacular decors, colorful costumes and fantastic dancers, let the spectacular magic of the Nutcracker shape your dreams this holiday season!
Ticket information :
The Nutcracker will be performed on Thursday, Dec. 22, 28 and 29, and at 2 p.m. today, Thursday, Dec. 22, 23 and 26-30 in Salle Wilfrid Pelletier of Place des Arts. Ticket cost between $29 and $110, and, for children, $16-$57. Call 514-842-2112 .
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Les Grands Ballets Canadiens