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The Nutcracker by Patrice Bart after Marius Petipa, music by Tchaikovsky

Daniel Barenboim (conductor) – Staatsoper Berlin

The Nutcracker by Patrice Bart after Marius Petipa, music by Tchaikovsky Daniel Barenboim (conductor) – Staatsoper Berlin


Patrice Bart and the dancers of the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin revisit the masterwork of Tchaikovsky and Marius Petipa: The Nutcracker.

Following the success of The Sleeping Beauty in 1890, Tchaikovsky received a commission for a new ballet from the director of the Imperial Theatres, Ivan Vsevolozhsky. Tchaikovsky decided to work once again with the great choreographer Marius Petipa. This artistic encounter gave birth to a genuine masterpiece: The Nutcracker. This ballet is rightly one of the most popular ballets in the repertoire, a work which has never ceased to be produced and revisited by the successive generations of dancers and choreographers. Besides the exceptional marriage between the music and choreography, the charm exerted on the audience by The Nutcracker has much to do with its plot. Drawing its inspiration from a story written by E.T.A. Hoffmann, The Nutcracker carries the spectator through extraordinary adventures in which a young girl takes part in a battle between mice and gingerbread soldiers before being transported into a wonderful castle.

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  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky / Patrice Bart, The Nutcracker, Op. 71
    • I: Overture
    • I: The Christmas Tree
    • I: March
    • I: Galop and Dance of the Parents
    • I: Dance Scene - The Presents of Drosselmeyer
    • I: Grandfather Dance
    • I: Departure of the guests. Night
    • I: Fantastic scene
    • I: A Pine Forest in Winter
    • I: Waltz of the Snowflakes
    • II: Introduction; Confiturembürg's scene
    • II: Character Dances: Chocolate (Spanish Dance)
    • II: Character Dances: Trépak (Russian Dance)
    • II: Character Dances: Coffee (Arabian Dance)
    • II: Character Dances: Tea (Chinese Dance)
    • II: Waltz of the Flowers
    • II: Character Dances: Mother Cigogne & the Clowns
    • II: The Prince & the Sugar-Plum Fairy. Andante maestoso
    • II : Tarantella
    • II: Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy.
    • II: Final Waltz and Apotheosis


  • Directed by:
    • Alexandre Tarta
  • Venue: Staatsoper Berlin (Berlin, Germany)
  • Production date: 1999
  • Duration: 1 h 58 min
  • Production: © Bel Air Media / ZDF / Arte / NHK / VTHR / MUZZIK
  • Available version(s): EN


  • Patrice Bart | Choreographer
  • Marius Petipa | Choreographer
  • Luisa Spinatelli | Set designer, Costumes
  • Maurizio Montobbio | Lighting
  • Nadja Saidakova
  • Olivier Matz
  • Vladimir Malakhov
  • Béatrice Knop
  • Viara Natcheva
  • Törsten Händler
  • Barbara Schroeder
  • Kira Kirillova
  • Steffen Neumann
  • Soloists and Ballet of the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin

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