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Der Nussknacker

Ballett-Feerie von Vasily Medvedev und Yuri Burlaka nach Lew Iwanow | Musik von Peter I. Tschaikowsky
Wed 25.12.2013 / 19:30 h / price_29-90_sbb

Ballett-Feerie in zwei Akten und vier Szenen mit Prolog nach der Erzählung von E. T. A. Hoffmann | Libretto von Vasily Medvedev und Yuri Burlaka nach dem Szenarium von Marius Petipa | Musik von Peter I. Tschaikowsky

2:30 h | 1 intermission

The Concert Programme

Premiere on 23rd October 2013 at the Deutsche Oper Berlin

At long last, the Staatsballett Berlin is once more dancing THE NUTCRACKER, one of the most popular ballets ever. Vasily Medvedev and Yuri Burlaka, two Russian choreographers and connoisseurs of the tradition, have developed a version for the Staatsballett Berlin which is based on the historic stage designs and choreography from the original of 1892. The stage designs and costumes have been modelled on the historic designs, part of the treasures of the Russian ballet archives. The choreography, which was created for Lev Ivanov's inaugural performance, is largely based on his specifications – after all, it was he who gave this ballet his unmistakable style of dancing and whose art continues to be stylistically influential even to this day.

In combination with the brilliance of modern dance, this production – a loving reconstruction designed as a great ballet féerie – reveals all of its nostalgic charm and promises the wonderful anticipation of Christmas: it's as if Peter I. Tchaikovsky had composed the falling of snowflakes or the fragrance of Christmas spices – a piece of musical genius.


Vasily Medvedev
Yuri Burlaka
Andrei Voytenko
Tatiana Noginova
Stanislav Feco
Anton Grishanin
Solisten und Corps de ballet des Staatsballetts Berlin sowie Schülerinnen und Schüler der Staatlichen Ballettschule Berlin
Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin
Kinderchor der Komischen Oper Berlin