The Nutcracker (Ballet) Robert Curran, Lucinda Dunn, Madeleine Eastoe
Steven Heathcote, Matthew Lawrence
Souvenir Brochure Australian Ballet 2007 Season
The Nutcracker is a two-act ballet, originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov with a score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (op. 71). The libretto is adapted from E.T.A. Hoffmann's story The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. It was given its première at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg on Sunday, December 18, 1892, on a double-bill with Tchaikovsky's opera, Iolanta.
Although the original production was not a success, the twenty-minute suite that Tchaikovsky extracted from the ballet was. However, the complete Nutcracker has enjoyed enormous popularity since the late 1960s and is now performed by countless ballet companies, primarily during the Christmas season, especially in the U.S. Major American ballet companies generate around 40 percent of their annual ticket revenues from performances of The Nutcracker.
Starring: Robert Curran, Lucinda Dunn, Madeleine Eastoe, Steven Heathcote, Matthew Lawrence, Kirsty Martin, Rachel Rawlins, Damien Welch, Lynette Wills, Lisa Bolte, Olivia Bell, Marc Cassidy, Gaylene Cummerfield, Nobuo Fujino, Tim Harbour, Danielle Rowe
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