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.