Премьера балета


P. Tchaikovsky


Ballet in 2 acts

On 4,5,6,7 January 2018 “The Nutcracker” by the great Russian composer P. Tchaikovsky will be performed at the State Opera and Ballet Theatre “Astana Opera”. Choreographer – People’s Artist of the USSR, Laureate of the State PrizesYuri Grigorovich. Set Designer – People’s Artist of the USSR, Laureate of the State PrizesSimon Virsaladze.

Music Director and Conductor – Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan Аidar Аbzhakhanov.


Main roles are performed by the soloists of “Astana Opera”:

Marie –       Madina BASBAYEVA, Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan /

                   Anel RUSTEMOVA /

                   Aigerim BEKETAYEVA, Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan


Prince –      Yerkin RAKHMATULLAYEV /

                   Tair GATAUOV, Honoured Worker of Kazakshtan /

                   Bakhtiyar ADAMZHAN




This New Year ballet, based on E.T.А. Hoffman’s fairy-tale “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King”, is equally interesting for both children and adults. Bright living toys, a Christmas tree and a mysterious magician attract the kids... The adults will hear not only joy and harmony in the genius music of Tchaikovsky – Yuri Grigorovich has transformed a sweet tale into a philosophical contemplation about the impossibility of ideal happiness. Moreover, this is a poetic story about growing up and anticipation of love. The main heroine together with little audience begins to understand that the Nutcracker has a brave and kind heart, which his ridiculous appearance has hidden, while her love and compassion for the toy leads to an encounter with a Prince. Though, only in her dream...



Performance with one intermission

Running time – 2 hours 15 minutes


Management reserves the right to substitute artists