Exclusively made for the Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker this beautiful nutcracker ornament will be sparkle and shine on your tree with all of the gold detail work. 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, and premiered a week before Christmas 1892. To learn more about the history of the Nutcracker visit http://www.nutcracker.com/about-mb/history-of-nutcracker.