Thomas Herzog conducts the Nutcracker in Budapest

Friday, 29.11.2019 – Wednesday, 04.12.2019


Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker has for decades been an essential part of the Opera's run-up to Christmas. In memory of Vasili Vainonen and Gusztáv Oláh, we first presented for Christmas of 2015 a newly buffed-up show that follows classical ballet traditions while still conforming to the requirements of 21st century dance and set design. Partnering with Tamás Solymosi to choreograph a new fairy-tale ballet for the classical-music piece is a true Nutcracker specialist: the internationally renowned Wayne Eagling. This is the first time in the life of the Hungarian National Ballet that an artist of such worldwide stature has developed a choreography tailored specifically to its members, as well as taking inspiration from them.

On November 29 and 30 as on December 4 the Swiss conductor Thomas Herzog will lead the orchestra.

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Thomas Herzog


Location: Budapest, Erkel Színház