If you like this, here are some more Nutcracker events in London…
Nutcracker at Royal Opera House – 4th, 6th, 9th, 10th, 12th, 14th, 20th, 23rd, 24th, 27th, 31st December 2013, 2nd, 4th, 8th, 10th, 11th, 13th, 15th and 16th January 2014
Nutcracker at London Coliseum – 11th December 2013 to 5th January 2014 (except 15th, 22nd, 25th Dec and 1st Jan)
And here are some other events at Royal Opera House…
Bizet’s “Carmen” — Royal Opera House – 16th, 19th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd December 2013, 1st, 3rd, 4th, 6th and 9th January 2014
Bizet’s “Carmen” is one of the world’s favourite operas, but scandalised 19th-century society with its raw depicition of lust. It tells the story of a fiesty gypsy arrested for attacking a fellow worker. After persuading her guard to release her on the promise of love, she then casts him aside for the glamorous toreador, Escamillo. Consumed by jealousy, Don Jose pursues Carmen to Seville with tragic consequences.
Massenet’s “Manon” — Royal Opera House – 14th, 17th, 21st, 24th, 28th, 31st January and 4th February 2014
“Manon” follows the all-consuming love affair between Manon Lescaut and a student, Des Grieux. But Manon longs for a life of luxury and riches, and when a nobleman offers to make her his mistress she finds it hard to resist. Her inability to choose between love and comfort proves her downfall, in a story that tumbles from passion and devotion, to violence and tragedy.