Ballet

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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Cast

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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