Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker is one of the best known and most loved pieces of the composer, the music of which has inspired many choreographers to the tell the colorful Christmas fairytale of E. T. A. Hoffmann and Alexandre Dumas senior in the language of dance. Ben Stevenson is to this day considered one of the most important shapers of the American ballet art. For almost thirty years, he has been the art director of the Houston Ballet and under his leadership, the company has grown into an internationally acknowledged ballet theatre, and from the year 2003, he is the Artistic Director of the Texas Ballet. His stage productions have earned several renowned awards and praise from the critics, and have been staged at Opéra de Paris, Canadian National Ballet, La Scala, Bavarian State Opera, London City Ballet etc.
Herr Stahlbaum and his wife are giving a Christmas party and Clara and Fritz, their children, greet the guests. All the children are given toys by their parents. Suddenly the mysterious Drosselmeyer arrives and entertains the children with his magical tricks and wind-up dolls. Drosselmeyer brings a special gift for Clara, a wooden Nutcracker. During the night, then the clock strikes midnight as the room fills with giant mice and attack Clara. Led by her valiant Nutcracker life-size toy soldiers come to her rescue and Clara wins the battle.
- Theatre Company
- Eesti Rahvusballett / Estonian National Ballet
- Parental rating
- Parental rating information not available.
- 93 min
- In theaters
- Category / Genre
- Stage Director
- Timothy O’Keefe
- Orchestra del Teatro La Fenice
- Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
- Vladislav LANTRATOV (The Bolshoi Theatre) - The Prince, Galina LAUSH - Snow Queen, Alena SHKATULA - Sugar Plum Fairy, Svetlana DANILOVA - Clara, Bruno MICCHIARDI - Fritz, Victor YELISSEYEV - Drosselmeyer, Michele PELLEGRINI - The Nutcracker
- Teatro la Fenice - Venice - Italy
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