Ballet

The Nutcracker

P. Tchaikovsky
Nutcracker
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Ballet in 2 acts

Libretto by M. Petipa

Based on the story of E. T. A. Hoffmann “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King”

Stages
Диригент-постановник

Igor Latsanych People’s Artist of Ukraine and People’s Artist of Republic of Tatarstan

Балетмейстер-постановник

Herman Isupov People’s Artist of Ukraine

Художник-постановник

Yevhen Lysyk People's Artist of Ukraine, Laureate of the Shevchenko National Prize

Диригент

Yuriy Berveckyy Honored artist of Ukraine

Libretto
Act 1

It is Christmas Eve.  A family with friends has gathered in the parlor to decorate the beautiful Christmas tree preparing for the night’s festivities.  Marie thinks about beautifully decorated Christmas tree.  Marie’s godfather Drosselmeyer who is a toymaker presents children four lifelike dolls who can dance.  He also shows a wooden nutcracker carved in the shape of a little man, used for cracking hazelnuts.  Marie is fascinated by funny nutcracker.  Drosselmeyer likes her choice and tells her sad story of this toy.

Once upon a time in a faraway kingdom there lived charming Princess.  But the evil Mouse Queen turned her into ugly girl.  Only a young man who would get a kernel of a magic nut could save her.  Charming Prince managed to get the kernel of the magic nut and the ugly girl turned again into the beautiful Princess.  To revenge the Mouse Queen bewitched the charming Prince and turned him into clumsy Nutcracker.

The story told by Drosselmeyer makes Marie anxious.  She refuses to play with more expensive and pretty dolls; the Nutcracker has become her favorite toy.  Soon Marie falls asleep.  Suddenly strange rustle is heard in the room.  Mice appear from the corners of the room.  The Mouse Queen is triumphant: at last she has found the Nutcracker.  However it is not so easy to catch him because tin soldiers are defending him.  Marie throws her shoe at the Mouse Queen trying to save her friend.  Suddenly the Nutcracker turns into charming Prince and invites Marie to visit his beautiful kingdom.  Surrounded by snowflakes Marie and Prince go to the Fairyland.

Act 2

In beautiful Fairyland Prince and Marie enjoy fascinating landscapes.  The Mouse Queen is defeated.  The dolls and flowers greet Prince and Marie.  In honor of the young heroine, a celebration of sweets from around the world is hold: chocolate from Spain, coffee from Arabia, and tea from China candy canes from Russia all dance for their amusement; a string of beautiful flowers dance a waltz.

Marie awakes.  It was only a dream.  Smiled doll Nutcracker is near her.

 

About show

   The ballet “Nutcracker” by Pyotr Tchaikovsky is a symbol of magic changes and constant renewal of life. The story of wooden doll that turnes to be a bewitched prince who, with the help of a kind and loyal girl Marie, defeats Mouse King, is not just a beautiful fairy tale. This is an exciting story about the change from carefree childhood to bright sadness of youth, about dreams of love and harmony.

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Mari

Anastasia Isupova Honored Artist of Ukraine

Darja Emeljyanceva

Viktoriya Tkach

Daryna Kirik

Prince

Serhiy Kachura Honored artist of Ukraine

Arsen Marusenko

Andriy Mykhalikha

Oleh Petryk People`s Artist of Ukraine

Yevheniy Svetlitsa Honored Artist of Ukraine

Drosselmeyer

Bohdan Kluchnyk

Andriy Mykhalikha

Vitaliy Ryzhyy winner of the Shykera's award

Nutcracker-Doll

Serhiy Lomovitsky

Myroslav Melnyk

The Mouse Queen

Anastasia Isupova Honored Artist of Ukraine

Yuliya Yermolenko

Nataliya Pelo

Khrystyna Trach Honored Artist of Ukraine

Princess-Doll

Dariya Cosminа

Viktoriya Tkach

Mouse

Roksolyana Iskra

Inna Kluchnyk

Natalia Ruzyak

Spanish Dance

Yuliya Yermolenko

Jaryna Kotys diploma of the international competition

Nataliya Pelo

Vitaliy Ryzhyy winner of the Shykera's award

Chinese Dance

Ulyana Barna

Darja Emeljyanceva

Roksolyana Iskra

Julia Ryza

Natalia Ruzyak

Oleh Petryk People`s Artist of Ukraine

Volodymyr Sudomliak

Kostiantyn Hulay

Arabian Dance

Zoryana Dvorska

Victoria Zvarych

Dariya Cosminа

Yuliya Mykhalikha-Roma

Serhiy Kachura Honored artist of Ukraine

Andriy Mykhalikha

Viroslav Moiseyev

Viкtor Malinovsky

French dance

Ulyana Barna

Viktoriya Tkach

Darja Emeljyanceva

Julia Ryza

Serhiy Kachura Honored artist of Ukraine

Andriy Adonin

Russian Dance

Ulyana Barna

Uljana Korchevska

Natalia Ruzyak

Volodymyr Sudomliak

Oleg Laska

Yuriy Martyn

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11 September 2017
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