The Nutcracker Preview for Young People

Ph. Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano
17 December 2014
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


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


Roberto Bolle (17 Dec.)

Guest artist 

Maria Eichwald (17 Dec.)


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

Notes on performances

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. 


with the support of
intesasanpaolo bancadlemonte