Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker (Blu-ray)
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Label: Bel Air
Cat No: BAC425
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: 6th November 2015
Students of the Ballettschule Berlin
Children’s Choir & Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin
At long last, the State Ballet Berlin has 'The Nutcracker' back in repertoire, one of the most popular ballets ever.
Vasily Medvedev and Yuri Burlaka, two Russian choreographers and connoisseurs of the tradition, have developed a version for the Staatsballett which is based on the historic stage designs and choreography from the original of 1892: one of the treasures of the Russian ballet archives. The choreography, which was created for Lev Ivanov's inaugural performance, is largely based on his specifications – after all, it was he who gave this ballet his unmistakable style of dancing and whose art continues to be stylistically influential even to this day.
In combination with the brilliance of modern dance, this production – a loving reconstruction designed as a great ballet féerie – reveals its nostalgic charm and the promise of Christmas: it's as if Tchaikovsky had composed the falling of snowflakes or the fragrance of Christmas spices. A piece of musical genius.
- Clara & the Sugar Plum Fairy: Iana Salenko
- Nutcracker & Prince Coqueluche: Marian Walter
- Drosselmayer: Michael Banzhaf
- Mouse King: Arshak Ghalumyan
- Young Clara: Elena Iseki
- Fritz: Linus Schmidt
Choreography: Vasily Medvedev, Yuri Burlaka after Marius Petipa, original choreography by Lev Ivanov
Stage design based on historical designs: Andrey Voytenko
Costumes based on historical designs: Tatiania Noginova
Duration: 113 minutes
Booklet: FR / ENG / GER
Video: Colour, 1080i HD, 16/9
Sound: PCM Stereo, DTS Master Audio 5.1
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