Nutcracker Ballet – Full Performance – Russian State Ballet & Opera House
The Russian State Ballet and Opera House presents The Nutcracker ballet performed by National Opera and Ballet Theatre of Mari El. Music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Snow flurries, sweets, princes, magic and love are just some of the elements that will be brought together by this renowned Russian company. A highly accessible ballet, full of familiar music such as the Waltz of the Flowers and the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy. This ballet continues to capture the hearts and imaginations of all generations across the world. It is a truly captivating piece of theatre, a wonderful introduction to ballet whilst retaining its appeal for anyone who is familiar with it. LIBRETTO by K. Ivanov based on the fairy tale by E.T.A. Hoffmann PRODUCTION by Konstantin Ivanov. Premiere – December 3, 2014 CAST MARIE – Mikhaylova Kristina PRINCE – Starikov Roman FRIZ, Marie’s brother – Starikov Roman DROSSELMEYER – Arbuzov Dmitry NUTCRACKER, Doll – Glushkov Alexander MOUSE KING – Shabrukov Sergei MARIE’S PARENTS – Petrov Alexander, Langueva Julia COLUMBINE – Raskina Elena HARLEQUIN – Yambarshev Sergey SPANISH DOLLS – Petrov Alexander, Maksimova Maria CHINESE DOLLS – Korostelev Daniil, Volkova Valeria RUSSIAN DOLLS – Vasiliev Artem, Sergeeva Svetlana The Orchestra under the direction of the chief conductor Grigory Arkhipov.