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The Nutcracker - A Christmas Carol


One of the most beautiful fairytales - conceived by the librettist Marius Petipa after Dumas' adaptation of Hoffman's, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, - was the inspiration of the choreographer and director from the timeless story, A Christmas Carol, written by Charles Dickens.

The main character is a stingy misanthrope who hates Christmas. His nightmares make him aware of all the wrong that he has caused in his life and so he repents and turns into a loving and generous man.

This performance, delivering a deep message about how kindness and compassion towards others can make a person happy, has been staged by the Ljubljana Opera Theatre almost 60 times and it continues to fill the auditorium, not only because it is a genuine candy shop for a child's imaginative world, but also a picturesque performance for all those who enjoy beautiful music and ballet virtuosity.


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