Canada's National Ballet: Behind the Scenes of The Nutcracker

By Julye Huggins
The Nutcracker - About the Music

The National Ballet of Canada (NBC) has been setting the holiday mood for weeks with behind-the-scene looks at its rendition of the holiday classic The Nutcracker. Check out this video with David Briskin, the company’s music director and principal conductor, who offers his insight on the origin and context of the ballet’s famous score by Russian composer Tchaikovzsky. NBC’s seasonal run of The Nutcracker kicked off on December 11th and runs through January 2nd at Toronto’s Four Season’s Centre for the Performing Arts.

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