The Nutcracker – Staatsballett Berlin

PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893) 

Ballet-Feerie in 2 acts and a prologue
After E.T.A Hoffmann

Libretto : VASILY MEDVEDEV, YURI BURLAKA after MARIUS PETIPA

Clara / Sugar Plum Fairy : IANA SALENKO
Nutcracker / Prince Coqueluche : MARIAN WALTER

Soloists and ballet of the Stattsballett Berlin
Choreography : VASILY MEDVEDEV, YURI BURLAKA after  LEV IVANOV

Orchestra of the Stattsballett Berlin
Conductor : ROBERT REIMER

BAC125 / Ballet recorded at the Staatsoper 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.

  • Director: Andy Sommer
  • Length: 113 min - Image: Color NTSC, 16/9
  • Audio: PCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Zones: All Zones - 1 disc(s) - Release date: