A dazzling new version of a much-loved classic performed by the Mariinsky (Kirov) Ballet. Acclaimed Russian artist Mihail Chemiakin returned to the original story by E.T. A. Hoffmann to create a darkly magical childhood world of dancing snowflakes, sinister rats and a dangerous journey to the City of Sweets. Tchaikovsky's complete score is conducted by the celebrated director of the Mariinsky Theatre - Valery Gergiev.
Artists of the Mariinsky Ballett Students of the Academy of Russian Ballet:
Masha - Irina Golub
Nutcracker Prince - Leonid Sarafanov
Nutcracker - Alexander Kulikov
Herr Stahlbaum/Rat Emperor - Vladimir Ponomarev
Frau Stahlbaum/Rat Empress - Elene Bazhenova
Drosselmeyer - Anton Adasinsky