September 22, 2018 to September 22

THE NUTCRACKER

Address: Astana Opera, 1 Kunayev Str. (corner of Turan Av.)
Phone: +7 7172 709 600; +7 7172 709 612
Time: 6 p.m.

 The Nutcracker by Russian Composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky is one of the most recognisable compositions. People’s Artists of the USSR and Laureates of the State Prizes Simon Virsaladze designed the set, while renowned choreographer of our time Yuri Grigorovich staged the famous piece.

This well-known ballet’s libretto is adopted from E.T.А. Hoffman’s fairy-tale The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. The bright toys getting alive, a Christmas tree decorated with festive lights and a mysterious magician all will grant vivid memories for its audience. Yet it is not a typical story, Yuri Grigorovich has transformed a sweet tale into a philosophical contemplation about the impossibility of ideal happiness. In addition, this poetic story tells about growing up and anticipation of love. The main heroine along with little audience begins to understand that the Nutcracker has a brave and kind heart under his ridiculous appearance…

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