Nutcracker – La Scala, Milano

Date: From 17 December 2022 to 11 January 2023

GALA FRACCI – The Nutcracker – Nicoletta Manni Timofej Andrijashenko – photo by Brescia e Amisano © Teatro alla Scala


“2023 will mark the thirtieth anniversary of the death of Rudolf Nureyev,” says the ballet director, Manuel Legris. “We will remember him by bringing back to our stage, in the well-known La Scala productions, two of his most beloved ballets. So the new season opens his Nutcracker, last staged in 2006, and in September his Swan Lake will be performed, which hasn’t been seen since 2014. Both will let us fondly remember Ezio Frigerio who designed the sets.” Frigerio died in February of this year.”


Choreography and staging: Rudolf Nureyev
Conductor: Valery Ovsyanikov
Sets and costumes: Nicholas Georgiadis