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01 February 2018 (Thu), 19:00 Moscow Kremlin Theatre of Classical Russian Ballet - Stars of the Stars  Classical Ballet Peter Tchaikovsky "The Nutcracker" (ballet-feerie in 2 acts) Tours of Perm Opera and Ballet Theatre

Running time: 130 min (till 21:10)

Schedule for Peter Tchaikovsky "The Nutcracker" (ballet-feerie in 2 acts) 2018

Composer: Peter Tchaikovsky
Composer: Peter Tchaikovsky
Composer: Andrey Petrov

Ballet-fairy tale in two actions.

Ballet goes with one intermission.

The summary of the ballet

Act One

Its the Christmas Eve. Snow flakes are falling slowly on the ground, creating a world of beauty and happiness. Council Shtalbaums family is looking forward to the party. The children Mary, Frantz and Louise make snow balls. Angels carry them in their hands. Fritz tries to hold a big ball, but doesnt succeed. But Mary does she is an amazing girl with pure sole.

A court council Dresselmeier is Shtalbaums family friend. He is absolutely unpredictable. He is known as a talented toy master. His Christmas presents are very peculiar this time as well. With the help of angels he makes a funny doll the Nutcracker. Its to be a present to Mary.

And here is the present for the whole family its a wonderful castle, with toy children, dames and gentlemen inside it.

One moment and the Christmas tree is shining brightly. One wave of Dresselmeiers hand and everything around is alive. Fritz, Mary and Louise are happy. But there is no end to Drosselmeiers fantasy. He makes a puppet performance for the children. It is about the Prince, the Princess and the Rat King. Then characters of a play about Petrushka appear from behind the screen. Everybody watches the performance with interest, until Petrushka falls down, killed by Arabs sable. Mary runs up to the puppet and tries to bring it back to life.

Suddenly all puppets disappear, and Drosselmeier takes a new present. Its the Nutcracker. Mary likes this clumsy funny creature. But Fritz is also eager to play with its strange toy. Suddenly the Nutcracker breaks into pieces. What has happened? What should they do? How nice it is, that wonderful toy master is here the Nutcracker is repaired again.

The party is coming to its end. Mary goes to bed with her favourite puppet. She takes it to her hands, sings her a lullaby song and falls asleep herself. She sees little children from a toy-castle and angels in her dreams.

Suddenly there is noise from outside. Its the Rat King at the head of its Rat army. Its midnight. Mary hides. Everything around changes the soldiers follow the Nutcracker, their leader. The battle begins. Mary sees that the Nutcracker is in death danger; she is determined to save him. She throws her shoe to the Rat King. Everything disappears. Only the Nutcracker is still at the battle field. Only a miracle can bring him back to life And this miracle is performed by angels. The Nutcracker revives and turns into Prince Charming. He invites Mary to his Kingdom. The star shining on the top of the Christmas tree will show them the way and help to overcome all obstacles.

Act Two

Mary and the Prince in a balloon find themselves in a wonderful country. Angels are waiting for them.

Suddenly rats attack the Nutcracker, but he wins the victory.

Mary and the Nutcracker are at an amazing party. The sounds of fanfares salute them. Friends present them with candies. It seems, there will be no end to the party, but its only a dream.

We see a street again. Snowflakes are falling to the ground. Suddenly a snow ball in Marys hands opens as a flower, and the girls sees a puppet in it. Its the Nutcracker! The holiday is just beginning! Merry Christmas!

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Schedule for Peter Tchaikovsky "The Nutcracker" (ballet-feerie in 2 acts) 2018

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