Ballet-feerie in 2 acts with epilogue
Premiere in St.Petersburg

Libretto: Alexey Miroshnichenko
Based on the fairytale of Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann "Nutcracker and Mouse King"
Choreography: Alexey Miroshnichenko
Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky

Alexandrinsky Theatre

April 19, 2019

This fairytale is out of season. The story of Nutcracker became a cosmic one as soon as it was born. The magic snowflakes will whirl following the Tchaikovsky’s music for so long as the children will grow up and the adults will believe in miracle.

The version by Miroshnichenko is not a fantasy after the famous storyline, but a veritable classic ballet, yet absolutely new, and, in the same time, magnificent, dramatic and kind.

The events of the show take place in St. Petersburg in 1892 (that’s when the Nutcracker was premiered on the Mariinsky stage). Delicate, impressive and detailed scenography by Alyona Pikalova will bring you into a happy St. Petersburg's house where at the place of one of the kids you may even imagine your own great grandmother. Interiors, furniture, dishes, and toys – all here is so living, warm and authentic that it’s moving you to tears.

The history of Mary, it’s not just a dream and fairytale; it’s a touching history about how we let go of our childhood illusions. Of course, Mary is the main character here, but all the other figures are also very colorful and remarkable: each of them possess his own recognizable personality and his own fascinating dance.

Irrespective of your age, you will believe in this Nutcracker. This fairytale, like a favorite toy, raises the most important feelings and sentiments that keep us warm all our life long.

This spectacle is worth visiting with family. The children will especially enjoy it. And maybe some adult will remember and realize that growing up is not so easy as it seems.

World Premiere: 29 October 2017, Perm Opera and Ballet Theater
Duration: 2 hours with one intermission

This fairytale shows us that love can animate everything in the world, even a doll. And also — that absence of love can turn a human into a doll.

Alexey Miroshnichenko

In musical world of Tchaikovsky the choreographer successfully feels the rhythm of modern life which sometimes looks like phantasmagoria.

Vechernyaya Moskva