The Nutcracker 2022 will be performed to LIVE music by the Metropolitan Festival Orchestra.

We believe that live music elevates and enhances your experience in watching a ballet. From the percussive rhythms to the mellow brass, there’s so much depth and nuance that’s found in a live orchestra, and we are very excited to share this with you at The Nutcracker from 7 – 11 December 2022 at the Esplanade Theatre.


give to the orchestra fundNEW! Updated Donors Benefits from 2023

Any production of this scale is only made possible through the support of many. We are very grateful to everyone who has helped us bring live music to our full-length classical ballets. Your support is crucial to sustaining this ground-breaking endeavour.

For donations of $500 and above, you will be entitled to:

  • Complimentary and discounted Tickets to Singapore Ballet’s performance season (valid for 18 months from date of donation)

  • Priority Booking through Singapore Ballet (

  • Invitation to the VIP night of The Nutcracker 2022 & Donors Night

For all donations, you will receive a 250% tax deduction and be acknowledged on our website and printed programme booklets of supported performances​​​.

Donation Tiers  Ticket Entitlement
 $10,000 and above 30 tickets
 $5,000 – $9,999 16 tickets
 $2,500 – $4,999 10 tickets
 $1,000 – $2,499 4 tickets 
 $500 – $999 2 tickets
 $499 and below N/A



Since 2018, Singapore Ballet and Metropolitan Festival Orchestra (MFO) have been in a partnership to jointly perform iconic full-length classical works as part of Singapore Ballet’s annual seasons.

Over the past three decades, Singapore Ballet has garnered international acclaim for the high quality and versatility of its performances. It has now reached a stage in its artistic development where incorporating a professional orchestra into its full-length classical productions will position itself as a home-grown dance company of international standards.

As Singapore’s first and only fully-independent professional symphony orchestra, MFO was founded to be a platform to showcase the growing pool of professional orchestral musicians in Singapore, mobilising them in innovative and sustainable ways that open up new performance opportunities across a range of both traditional and non-traditional genres and formats.

Donors Acknowledgements