Ballet & Dance

première in December 1997
The Nutcracker

Choreography : Marius Petipa / Lev Ivanov
Music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Revised by Vassily Vainonen
Staged by Gabriela Komleva
Conductor : Watanabe Kazumasa


December 2004

Friday 17 6:30pm

Saturday 18 3:00pm Sunday 19 2:00pm

Thursday 23 2:00pm

Masha Alina Somova Takahashi Ari Alina Somova Alina Somova
Prince Denis Matvienko Yoshimoto Yasuhisa Denis Matvienko Denis Matvienko

December 2004

Friday 24 6:30pm Saturday 25 3:00pm Sunday 26 2:00pm
Masha Matada Kumiko Nishiyama Yuko Saito Miho
Prince Yamamoto Ryuji Mailen Tleoubaev Henmi Tomohiko
*Performers and production staff are subject to change due to unavoidable reasons.

Alina Somova
Mariinsky Theatre
Takahashi Ari
Matada Kumiko
Nishiyama Yuko
Saito Miho
Denis Matvienko
Season Guest Dancer
Yoshimoto Yasuhisa
Yamamoto Ryuji
Mailen Tleoubaev
Henmi Tomohiko

Approximate running time : 2 hours, 20 minutes with 2 intermissions


Available from Sunday 7 November, 2004 at 10:00am.
To order tickets, please call +81-3-5352-9999(10:00am-6:00pm)
Enjoy a heartwarming ballet offered by NNTT at the end of the year.
This year, NNTT will present The Nutcracker, performed at theatres worldwide at Christmas time, which has become a special feature of this particular season. The fantastic world that unfolds with music by Tchaikovsky has fascinated many people young and old.
NNTT included this ballet in its repertoire earlier than any other work, and it was highly acclaimed at each performance. It is a dream-like ballet that can be enjoyed even by those who are seeing ballet for the first time.

On Christmas Eve, a young girl named Masha is attracted for some inexplicable reason to an ugly nutcracker doll that was given to her by her uncle Drosselmeyer as a Christmas present. Late at night, the room becomes filled with an army of mice, which fight against toy soldiers under the command of the nutcracker. Masha's last-minute inspiration leads the nutcracker to victory, and the nutcracker transforms himself into a handsome prince, inviting Masha to the Land of Sweets···

The stage photograph of the year 2000, Act 1

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