The Nutcracker by Vainonen after Petipa and Ivanov, music by Tchaikovsky

Alina Somova (Masha the Princess), Vladimir Shklyarov (The Nutcracker Prince), Alexandra Korshunova (Masha)... – Mariinsky Theater Ballet Company

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Simon Virsaladze — Set designer
Alina Somova — Masha the Princess
Vladimir Shklyarov — The Nutcracker Prince
Alexandra Korshunova — Masha
Vladimir Ponomaryov — Stahlbaum
Alexandra Gronskaya — Stahlbaum's wife
Alena Mashintseva — Luisa
Pavel Miheyev — Franz
Fyodor Lopukhov — Drosselmeyer
Lira Khuslamova — The Grandmother
Stanislav Burov — The Grandfather
Valeria Karpina — The Nanny
Pavel Miheyev — The Nutcracker
Konstantin Ivkin — Clown
Yana Selina — Doll
Soslan Kulaev — The Mouse King

Program notes

A classic among classics, Tchaikovsky’s fantastical masterpiece is presented here with Vainonen's choreography, the version most popular in Russia. The Étoile dancers Alina Somova and Vladimir Shklyarov light up a stage decked in scenery designed by Simon Virsaladze, accompanied the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra led by the legendary maestro Valery Gergiev.

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Directed by:
Andreas Morell
Venue: Mariinsky Theatre (St. Petersburg, Russia)
Production date: 2012
Duration: 1 h 43 min
Production: © EuroArts – Mariinsky Theatre