Technical Information

Piece
*/d_piece 1000711
Piece Title
Nutcracker, The
Plot Summary
A young girl receives a toy nutcracker during a Christmas party. During her dreams that night, the Nutcracker and her other toys come alive to wage battle with mice. Clara and her Nutcracker are victorious, and the rest of the story is filled with a fantasy about winter beauty and sugary sweets.
Notes
Based on the story "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King" by E.T.A. Hoffman. First performed in St. Petersburgh at the Maryinsky Theatre in 1892, the Nutcracker was introduced to the US during the San Francisco Ballet's first American full-length production of the ballet in 1944. Since then, it has become a Christmas tradition in the US. SFPALM
Piece > Date
*/d_piece/d_piece.dateid 1017840
Date piece created
1892
Piece > Piece Alternate Name
*/d_piece/r_piece_altname 929
Alternate Title(s)
Shchelkunchik
Piece > Character
*/d_piece/r_piece_character 554
Character(s)
Clara
Piece > Character
*/d_piece/r_piece_character 555
Character(s)
Nutcracker
Piece > Character
*/d_piece/r_piece_character 556
Character(s)
Mother Buffoon
Piece > Character
*/d_piece/r_piece_character 558
Character(s)
King of the Mice
Piece > Character
*/d_piece/r_piece_character 561
Character(s)
Cavalier
Piece > Function
*/d_piece/r_piece_creator:functionid 138
Function
Composer
Piece > Structure of Piece
*/d_piece/r_piece_structure_division 719