П.И. Чайковски «Щелкунчик»
Date: February 10, 2022
Duration: 2 hours
Age limit: 7+
Additionally: when visiting the theater, it is obligatory to observe the mask regime and social distance, and you are also kindly requested to take seats in the auditorium according to the seats indicated on the purchased tickets
ballet in 2 acts
libretto and choreography of V. Vainonen, Honored Artist of Russia
based on the tale by E. Hoffman, as amended by the People's Artist of the Republic of Kazakhstan G. Tutkibaeva
- Nutcracker prince
- Drosselmeier, Godfather of Clara
- Silberhauses, owners of the house
- Franz, brother of Clara
- Mouse King
- Chocolate (Spanish dance)
- Coffee (Oriental dance)
- Tea (Chinese dance)
- Russian dance "Trepak"
- Ladies, gentlemen, children, mice, soldiers, snowflakes, flowers
- Symphony orchestra, ballet and choir of the Abay Kazakh National Opera and Ballet Theater
Artistic director of the ballet troupe - Gulzhan Tutkibaeva, People's Artist of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Production conductor - Yerbolat Akhmedyarov, Honored Figure of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Production designer - Vyacheslav Okunev, People's Artist of the Russian Federation, laureate of State Prizes (Russia)
Multimedia artist - Victoria Zlotnikova (Russia)
Chief Choirmaster - Aliya Temirbekova
the premiere of the performance at the Abay KazNTOB took place in December 2015
In his last ballet, Tchaikovsky addresses the same theme that was embodied in Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty - overcoming evil spells by the power of love.
“The Nutcracker is the most perfect artistic phenomenon: a symphony about childhood. . As if the walls of a children's room are moving apart and the thought-dream of the heroine and hero breaks out into a fresh space - into the forest, nature, towards the winds, blizzards, further to the stars and into the pink sea of hopes."
The composer finds vivid expressive means for depicting the two worlds juxtaposed in The Nutcracker: the world of a cozy burgher's life and the mysteriously enticing, bewitching or frightening and darkly mesmerizing fantasy world. With the onset of night, the mysterious world of miracles comes to life and everything around appears in an unusual light disturbing the imagination.