French Academy in Rome is currently hosting the fourth edition…
“The Nutcrucker” (“Lo Schiaccianoci”, in Italian) is back in Rome to take us company all along festivity time. It will be performed from 30 December 2014 to 6 January 2015 at Auditorium Conciliazione, which is located in the heart of Rome, nearby St. Peter’s Square. The staging by Mario Piazza (both director and coreographer) highlights the drama laying underneath the surface of this traditional fairy tale, that is to say the painful passage from childhood to adulthood.
This masterpiece of contemporary opera ballet (originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov and scored by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky) was firstly brought to stage in Russia in 1892. It appeared in Italy in 1938 at Teatro alla Scala of Milan.
From Hotel Des Artistes catch metro line A and get off at Ottaviano, or alternatively bus #40 and get off at the last stop (Piazza Pia, besides Castel Sant’Angelo).