The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by Christian Spuck, music by Tchaikovsky

William Moore (The Nutcracker), Dominik Slavkovsky (Herr Drosselmeyer), Cohen Aitchison-Dugas (Mouse King), Mélissa Ligurgo (Mouse Queen) — Ballett Zürich

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Christian Spuck — Choreographer

Rufus Didwiszus — Stage design

Buki Shiff — Costumes

Martin Gebhardt — Lighting designer

Michael Küster — Dramaturgy

Claus Spahn — Dramaturgy

William Moore — The Nutcracker

Dominik Slavkovsky — Herr Drosselmeyer

Cohen Aitchison-Dugas — Mouse King

Mélissa Ligurgo — Mouse Queen

Michelle Willems — Marie

Giulia Tonelli — Princess Pirlipat

Anna Khamzina — Lead Flower

Ina Callejas — Accordionist

Ballett Zürich

Program notes

The Nutcracker, spectacular holiday ballet par excellence, like you've never seen it before—we promise—in a revisited version by visionary choreographer Christian Spuck. His mise en scène, poetic and precise, plunges more deeply than most versions into the source text by macabre master E.T.A. Hoffmann, creating a sort of chiaroscuro atmosphere that is both romantic and fantastic, bordering the sublime and the absurd.

Soloists and corps de ballet of the Ballett Zürich and their Junior Ballett shine in this meticulously executed choreography, featuring a dazzling William Moore in the title role. Tchaikovsky's sublime and whimsical score is adapted to the artists' narrative vision, at times interpreted by a simple accordion (played by the splendid Ina Callejas), at others recreated in full by the impeccable Philharmonia Zürich under the baton of Paul Connelly.

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