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Der Nussknacker

In the organizer's words:

At the party for her 12th birthday, he was a bit scary for her. But then ballet master Drosselmeier takes Marie to the court theater, where she dances on new pointe shoes with cadet Günther, who gave her the beautiful Nutcracker. John Neumeier's choreography to the music of Peter Tchaikovsky tells of the farewell of childhood, of that "graceful" transition when one ceases to be a child and is not yet an adult.

Music: Peter I. Tchaikovsky
Choreography and staging: John Neumeier
Stage design and costumes: Jürgen Rose

2 hours 30 minutes | 1 intermission
Act 1: 60 minutes, Act 2: 60 minutes

Frankfurt Ballet, Frankfurt, October 21, 1971
Premiere in Hamburg:
Hamburg Ballet, October 27, 1974

Marie: Marianne Kruuse
Drosselmeier: Max Midinet
Louise: Persephone Samaropoulo
Günther: Egon Madsen

1977 Brussels 1981 Paris 1989 Osaka, Tokyo 2015 Muscat, Baden-Baden 2019 Hong Kong

Ballet de l'Opéra National de Paris
Bavarian State Ballet
Dresden Semper Opera Ballet
Royal Winnipeg Ballet

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