PERFORMANCE FOR CHILDREN
Before The Nutcracker ballet performances, at 11:30 am, the young audience will be offered
to take part in a joyful traditional dance around the New Year tree with Father Frost,
Snow Maiden and heroes of fairy tales.
Fancy dress is welcome!
On 5-6 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 Prizes – Yuri Grigorovich. Set Designer – People’s Artist of the USSR, Laureate of the State Prizes – Simon Virsaladze.
Music Director and Conductor – Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan Аidar Аbzhakhanov.
Main roles are performed by the Astana Opera soloists:
Marie – Aigerim BEKETAYEVA, Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan /
Madina BASBAYEVA, Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan /
Prince – Bakhtiyar ADAMZHAN /
Yerkin RAKHMATULLAYEV /
Tair GATAUOV, Honoured Worker of Kazakshtan
Drosselmeyer – Ildar SHAKIRZYANOV /
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...
Running time of the play: 50 minutes
Management reserves the right to substitute artists