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Peter Iljič Čajkovski

The Nutcracker

Choreographer Derek Deane

Conductor Dian Tchobanov



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Premiere December 9, 2011

The Nutcracker is the last of the three ballet works of the great composer of world music Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky and one of the most beautiful pieces of classical ballet literature. In the 120 years since its opening night, its popularity has been growing constantly with the audiences worldwide and most probably there is not a single generation of young individuals that has not grown up with this ballet. In his later years, Tchaikovsky liked to escape into the children’s world of fairytales and stories. For The Nutcracker he took Hoffman’s tale adapted by Dumas the son from which he created the ballet libretto with his well-experienced associate, choreographer Marius Petipa. In the new season during Christmas time, you will once again be able to enjoy with your family the favourite fairytale, this time in a new production of the set and costume designer Roberta Guidi di Bagno.