The Ballet «The Nutcracker»

The Ballet «The Nutcracker»



St. Petersburg State Academic Ballet Theater named after Leonid Yakobson
ballet in 3 acts

The performance is accompanied by the St. Petersburg State Academic Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Vladimir Artemyev

The Nutcracker score was included in musical culture as one of the most precious pages of P. Tchaikovsky’s heritage. The directors of different times since 1891, from the moment of the birth of the music to The Nutcracker, faced the most difficult task - to compose a performance-tale and at the same time a philosophical poem, interesting for both adults and children. Especially since this ballet is one of the most beloved around the world. Every year on the December Pre-Christmas days it is given in many theaters of the world. Thousands of new fans of Tchaikovsky's music are immersed in the magical atmosphere of dreams and fabulous adventures.

The choreographer Vasily Vainonen, who created his version of The Nutcracker in 1934 - the premiere took place at the Leningrad Opera and Ballet Theater named after S.M. Kirov (now Mariinsky), came up with the perfect performance for children. There were fantastic tricks, bright dolls, and a Christmas tree burning with festive lights, proposed by artist Vladimir Dmitriev. V. Vaynonen plunged “The Nutcracker” into philosophical thoughts about the unattainability of ideal happiness, filled him with romantic passages, thanks to which the simple children's matinee became a classic of the twentieth century.


Artistic director of the theater Honored Artist of Russia Andrian Fadeev
Music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Choreography by Vasily Vainonen
Libretto by Marius Petipa after the fairy tale E.TA Hoffmann edited by Vasily Vaynonen
Scenography and costumes of Catherine Rapay
Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes (with two intermissions)

Every viewer, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

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