Nutcracker to warm up HCMC for Christmas

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The Nutcracker ballet will be presented in Ho Chi Minh City for the first time this Christmas season.

Based on the fairy tale "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King" written by E.T.A Hoffman, the show will be performed by the HCMC Ballet and Symphony Orchestra (HBSO) at the city's Opera House at 8 p.m. on November 12, according to a press release issued by organizers this week.

The Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky turned the story into the ballet "The Nutcracker," which became one of his most famous compositions, and perhaps the most popular ballet in the world.

This year, local audiences will have the chance to enjoy a full classical ballet choreographed by Johanne Jakhelln Constant.

Tickets, priced from VND100,000 to 600,000, are available at HCMC Opera House Box Office, 7 Lam Son Square, Dist.1, HCMC, tel: (08) 3 829 9976 or the HCMC Ballet and Symphony Orchestra, 3 Phan Van Dat St., Dist. 1, HCMC. Tel: (08) 3 823 7419/ (08) 6 270 4450.

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