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The Nutcracker

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»Overcome with fear and dread, Marie’s heart had beaten so strongly, she thought that it must leap from her breast, and she would die; but now she felt as if the blood had frozen in her veins.« (E.T.A. Hoffmann, »The Nutcracker and the Mouse King«) What had happened to the young heroine? The Christmas celebration began so well, with one particular gift vanquishing Marie’s heart – a nutcracker. But the peaceful atmosphere is destroyed by the intrusion of a terrifying band of warlike mice, and the girl needs both great courage and the help of her new guardian in order to defeat this strange army. The experience to ensue proves extraordinarily intense, with the wooden nutcracker springing to life and travelling together with Marie to the land of sweet dreams …
Premiered in St. Petersburg in 1892, Peter I. Tchaikovsky’s »Nutcracker« has gone on to become one of the world’s most performed ballets. Bursting with melody, the music masterfully presents the multifaceted colour of the narrative scenes at the Christmas party as well as the resplendently magnificent dances in the dream section, treated as a series of divertissements. This production by Semperoper Ballett offers a traditional yet imaginative interpretation, setting the Christmas celebrations very close to home - in Dresden.


Synopsis

Ballet in two acts
Choreography by Aaron S. Watkin and Jason Beechey

Running time 2 hours 10 minutes

Premiere 26 Nov 2011

Next Performances / Casting

22 Nov 2014
08:00 pm - 10:10 pm
25 Nov 2014
07:00 pm - 09:10 pm
27 Nov 2014
07:00 pm - 09:10 pm
29 Nov 2014
07:00 pm - 09:10 pm
 
30 Nov 2014
12:00 pm - 02:10 pm
30 Nov 2014
04:00 pm - 06:10 pm
05 Dec 2014
08:00 pm - 10:10 pm
11 Dec 2014
07:00 pm - 09:10 pm
13 Dec 2014
03:00 pm - 05:10 pm
13 Dec 2014
07:00 pm - 09:10 pm
23 Dec 2014
02:00 pm - 04:10 pm
23 Dec 2014
06:00 pm - 08:10 pm
25 Dec 2014
02:00 pm - 04:10 pm
25 Dec 2014
06:00 pm - 08:10 pm
26 Dec 2014
02:00 pm - 04:10 pm
26 Dec 2014
06:00 pm - 08:10 pm

Narrative after Marius Petipa: Aaron S. Watkin, Jason Beechey
Choreography: Aaron S. Watkin, Jason Beechey
Music: Peter I. Tschaikowsky
Set Design & Costume Design: Roberta Guidi di Bagno
Lighting Design: Marco Filibeck
Dramaturgy: Stefan Ulrich
Musical Director: Mikhail Agrest

Casting 26 Dec 2014

Marie (erwachsen): Jenny Laudadio
Nutcracker / Prince: Michael Tucker
Sugarplum Fairy: Alice Mariani
Consort: Jan Casier
Drosselmeyer: Raphaël Coumes-Marquet
Snow Queen: Julia Weiss

Semperoper Ballett
Staatskapelle Dresden
Students of the Palucca Hochschule für Tanz Dresden

With kind support of the Stiftung zur Förderung der Semperoper

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Oleg Klymyuk, Schüler und Studenten der Palucca Hochschule|Der Nussknacker|© Costin Radu

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