FR 07.12.2018, 3.00 PM

The Nutcracker

Ballet-Feerie in two acts and four scenes with prologue after the tale of E. T. A. Hoffmann
Libretto by Vasily Medvedev and Yuri Burlaka after the scenario of Marius Petipa
Music by Peter I. Tschaikovsky

Ab 3 Jahren

The Nutcracker is an obligatory work on the Staatsballett Berlin program: Vasily Medvedev and Yuri Burlaka, two Russian choreographers and connoisseurs of the ballet tradition, have created a version for the Staatsballett Berlin based on the scenery and choreography used at its world premiere in 1892. Set and costume designs are adapted from the historical templates, which are part of the treasures of Russia’s ballet archives. The choreography, which was created for the premiere by Lev Ivanov, is largely based on his specifications. It was he who helped define ballet’s characteristic standards of taste and whose art is setting ballet styles to this day.

In combination with the brilliance of today’s dance art, this production – a loving reconstruction designed as a great ballet-féerie – unfolds its nostalgic charm and is a cheerful lead-in to Christmas: A stroke of musical genius, as if Peter I. Tchaikovsky had composed the falling snowflakes or the scent of spices.

There is a free introduction in German for the audience at the performance venue 45 minutes before each performance, except opening nights, guest performances, and special events.

Family workshop „The Nutcracker“
To prepare the visit to the opera,  the participants are introduced to the plot as well as important characters, and rehearse short dance scenes.

Valid only in combination with a visit to a family performance.
Time: 1.00 pm
Location: Deutsche Oper Berlin
Price: 3 euros per person (for children up to 16 years old) | 5 euros for adults

Registration required
Telephone: 030 34 384-166


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