This classic tale takes place on the night before Christmas, when Clara and Franz receive a Nutcracker as a gift from their uncle. This present sparks a magical dream, and a night filled with amazing stories and characters. The Mouse King, Sugar Fairies, Chime Puppets and other timeless characters, makes this ballet, set to Tchaikovsky’s music, an unforgettable experience. Ballet of the Slovak National Theatre, Sofia National Opera Orchestra, Boris Spassov, Conductor. Filmed at the Slovak National Theatre Bratislava- June 30, 1995 & July 1, 1995.