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The Nutcracker Preview for Young People

Nacho Duato

Libretto by Marius Petipa after the fairytale by E. T. A. Hoffmann revised by Nacho Duato

 

Ballet Company and Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala

Treble Voices Chorus of the Teatro alla Scala Academy conducted by Bruno Casoni

New Teatro alla Scala Production

 

Running Time: 2 hours 15 minutes intermission included

Notes on the performancesOpen 
The most Christmassy of the classics in the repertoire, The Nutcracker will light up the holidays with the charm of a dreamy fairy tale, which opens the new Ballet Season at La Scala with the harmonious grace of Tchaikovsky’s score; multi-faceted, versatile and rich in colour, the enchantment of the snowflakes, a poetic world of gentle nostalgia for childhood that transforms into the anxieties of adolescence. In his "Russian period" at the Mikhailovsky Theatre, Nacho Duato has faced several classic titles; in December 2013 his Nutcracker made its debut; substantially with the same plot, only with a few elements of synthesis, the scenery and costumes, of the famous French artist Jérôme Kaplan, are completely in keeping with classical tradition, with elements of refined humor. On the podium, a great interpreter of the Russian repertoire, Vladimir Fedoseyev. On stage Roberto Bolle and Maria Eichwald.

Direction 

Music
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreography
Nacho Duato
Conductor
Vladimir Fedoseyev
Sets and costumes
Jérôme Kaplan

Étoile  

Roberto Bolle
(17 Dec.)

Guest artist 

Maria Eichwald
(17 Dec.)

Cast 

Clara
Maria Eichwald
The Nutcracker/Prince
Roberto Bolle
Drosselmeyer
Giuseppe Conte
Mr. Stahlbaum
Alessandro Grillo
Mrs. Stahlbaum
Emanuela Montanari
Fritz
Valerio Lunadei
Pierrot
Marco Messina
Colombine
Virna Toppi
Moor
Federico Fresi
The Mouse King
Emanuele Cazzato
Spanish Dance
Emanuela Montanari, Alessandro Grillo
Soloist Arabian Dance
Francesca Podini
Chinese Dance
Stefania Ballone, Marta Gerani, Eugenio Lepera, Valerio Lunadei
Russian Sailors
Salvatore Perdichizzi, Marco Messina, Fabio Saglibene, Timofej Andrijashenko
French Dance
Alessandra Vassallo, Marco Agostino
Soloists Waltz
Virna Toppi, Vittoria Valerio, Giulia Schembri, Chiara Fiandra, Federico Fresi, Walter Madau, Angelo Greco, Andreas Lochmann
Marionettes animation by Compagnia Marionettistica Carlo Colla & Sons
Recorded narrating voice by Michele Nani


With the support of
Banca del Monte
SEARCHMY SCALA
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Teatro alla Scala