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Masked Nutcracker 2020

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Introducing the Masked Nutcracker 2020! I can feel the holidays approaching so I had to create a few new paintings to ring in the season! I have always loved nutcrackers, and with the pandemic this year I just had to add a mask on the poor fellow.  Happy holidays to all!

Original artwork painted with acrylic pens. Notecard package includes 6 notecards and 6 envelopes.

History of the Nutcracker

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The Classic Christmas Story Ballet

The origin of the Nutcracker, a classic Christmas Story, is a fairy tale ballet in two acts centered on a family’s Christmas Eve celebration. Alexandre Dumas Père’s adaptation of the story by E.T.A. Hoffmann was set to music by Tchaikovsky and originally choreographed by Marius Petipa. It was commissioned by the director of Moscow’s Imperial Theatres, Ivan Vsevolozhsky, in 1891. It premiered a week before Christmas 1892. Since premiering in western countries in the 1940s, this ballet has become perhaps the most popular to be performed around Christmas time. The story centers on a young girl’s Christmas Eve and her awakening to the wider world and romantic love. The composer made a selection of eight of the more popular pieces before the ballet’s December 1892 premiere. These pieces together form what is currently known as the Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a, as is heard in Moscow Ballet productions. The suite became instantly popular. But the complete ballet did not achieve its great popularity as a Christmas performance event until almost 100 years later.

Additional information

Weight 0.2625 lbs
Dimensions 7.25 × 5.25 × .25 in

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Masked Nutcracker 2020

$12.00

Category:

Introducing the Masked Nutcracker 2020! I can feel the holidays approaching so I had to create a few new paintings to ring in the season! I have always loved nutcrackers, and with the pandemic this year I just had to add a mask on the poor fellow.  Happy holidays to all!

Original artwork painted with acrylic pens. Notecard package includes 6 notecards and 6 envelopes.

History of the Nutcracker

Click here to see more holiday notecards and MORE!

The Classic Christmas Story Ballet

The origin of the Nutcracker, a classic Christmas Story, is a fairy tale ballet in two acts centered on a family’s Christmas Eve celebration. Alexandre Dumas Père’s adaptation of the story by E.T.A. Hoffmann was set to music by Tchaikovsky and originally choreographed by Marius Petipa. It was commissioned by the director of Moscow’s Imperial Theatres, Ivan Vsevolozhsky, in 1891. It premiered a week before Christmas 1892. Since premiering in western countries in the 1940s, this ballet has become perhaps the most popular to be performed around Christmas time. The story centers on a young girl’s Christmas Eve and her awakening to the wider world and romantic love. The composer made a selection of eight of the more popular pieces before the ballet’s December 1892 premiere. These pieces together form what is currently known as the Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a, as is heard in Moscow Ballet productions. The suite became instantly popular. But the complete ballet did not achieve its great popularity as a Christmas performance event until almost 100 years later.

Additional information

Weight 0.2625 lbs
Dimensions 7.25 × 5.25 × .25 in

Reviews

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