Swan Lake and The Nutcracker come to Florence

Saint Petersburg Ballet perform much-loved seasonal favourites

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November 11, 2019 - 13:23

Two theatrical treats come to Florence this winter. The most famous ballets in the world come to the magnificent Teatro della Pergola for memorable performances of dance classics. 


Swan Lake

8.45pm, November 25

Saint Petersburg Ballet perform Tchaikovsky's masterpiece


The sheer elegance and magic of Swan Lake
The romantic plot tells of Princess Odette, victim to a wicked spell by the evil magician Rothbart that condemns her to spend hours of the day in the guise of a white swan, only to be freed by true love. The stage is set for a desperate struggle to break the spell that would allow two young lovers to live happily ever after.



The Nutcracker

4.45pm or 8.45pm, December 21, 2019


Christmas classic returns to Florence



December brings a winter wonderland to the La Pergola Theatre. Tchaikovsky's world-famous ballet The Nutcracker presents a feast for the senses with magic and festive decorations the ideal way to celebrate the winter season. 


The story commences on Christmas Eve, with the Stahlbaum family gathered together to decorate their Christmas tree in preparation for a party. Among the guests is a magician who brings gifts for the children, including four lifelike dolls who dance to the delightful music. Another toy, a wooden nutcracker, attracts the attention of the family's daughter, Clara, who cannot help but check on the beloved toy once everyone has gone to bed. And so the audience and Clara enter into the most spectacular Christmas dream in which she witnesses is the most spectacular Christmas dream, which the audience is brought along to enjoy.




Fantastic colours and magic moments



Love, dreams and imagination feature in this fascinating ballet. The enchanted setting and riveting story make this a festive classic for adults and children alike.  


Don’t miss out on tickets by purchasing at boxofficetoscana.it or contact Teatro della Pergola.


Teatro della Pergola
via della Pergola 12/32
Tel. 055 0763333







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