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27.12.2020 20:00 (CET)

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Piotr Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker from the Mariinsky Theatre

Tchaikovsky’s iconic ballet is a truly magical Christmas treat. When its young heroine tiptoes downstairs on Christmas Eve to play with her nutcracker doll, he comes to life and saves her from the Mouse King as the mice do battle with the toy soldiers. Transformed into a prince and princess, the two then travel to a land of enchantment, meeting such characters as the Sugar Plum Fairy. Filmed live at the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg, where the ballet was first staged in 1892, this production stars Alina Somova as the Princess Masha and Vladimir Shklyarov as the Nutcracker Prince.

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
The Nutcracker – Ballet in two acts

Mariinsky Ballet and Orchestra
Valery Gergiev

Vasily Vainonen choreography
Andreas Morell director

A production of EuroArts Music in co-operation with the Mariinsky Theatre, 2012