Tchaikovsky : The Nutcracker [VOD]


Tchaikovsky : The Nutcracker

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.


Tchaikovsky : The Nutcracker [VOD]

Ballet-Feerie in two acts and a prologue

Music : Pyotr Illyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Based on E.T.A Hoffmann’s Nutcracker and the Mouse King
Libretto : Vasily Medvedev, Yuri Burlaka
After Marius Petipa

Clara / Sugar Plum Fairy Iana Salenko
Nutcracker / Prince Coqueluche Marian Walter
Drosselmayer Michael Banzhaf
Mouse King Arshak Ghalumyan
Young Clara Elena Iseki
Fritz Linus Schmidt

Soloists and Corps de Ballet of the Staatsballett Berlin
Students of the Staatliche The Ballettschule Berlin

Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin
Children’s Choir Deutsche Oper Berlin
Conductor : Robert Reimer

Choreography : Vasily Medvedev, Yuri Burlaka
Based on the original choreography by Lev Ivanov

Sets (based on historical designs) : Andrey Voytenko
Costumes (based on historical designs) :  Tatiana Noginova