Wayne Eagling / Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

The Nutcracker

Ballet

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Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker has for decades been an essential part of the Opera's run-up to Christmas. In memory of Vasili Vainonen and Gusztáv Oláh, we first presented for Christmas of 2015 a newly buffed-up show that follows classical ballet traditions while still conforming to the requirements of 21st century dance and set design. Partnering with Tamás Solymosi to choreograph a new fairy-tale ballet for the classical-music piece is a true Nutcracker specialist: the internationally renowned Wayne Eagling. This is the first time in the life of the Hungarian National Ballet that an artist of such worldwide stature has developed a choreography tailored specifically to its members, as well as taking inspiration from them.

“This new choreography by Wayne Eagling and Tamás Solymosi is not only modern and as brilliant as one would expect, it is also a sort of homage to the legend, as it might be called, to the creative work of Vasili Vainonen and Gusztáv Oláh. The latter considered the sets for The Nutcracker to be the greatest “show” of his life, which is continuously reflected in Beáta Vavrinecz’s own sets in the current production. Nóra Rományi’s costumes are classic, beautiful and timeless.” (Eszter Veronika Kiss, Mno.hu)

Fairy-tale ballet in three acts
Age limit: over 6 years

Events
NOV
27
Fri
19:00
The Nutcracker
Budapest, Erkel Theatre
5+ tickets
 
NOV
28
Sat
11:00
The Nutcracker
Budapest, Erkel Theatre
5+ tickets
 
CAST AND CREW

General cast:
Conductor

Princess Marie:
Elizaveta Cheprasova
Cristina Balaban
Yourim Lee
Ellina Pokhodnykh
Diana Kosyreva
Lili Felméry
Sofia Ivanova-Skoblikova
Tatiana Melnik
Aliya Tanykpayeva
Ellina Pokhodnykh
Miyu Takamori

Prince:
Zoltán Oláh
Gergely Leblanc
Dmitry Timofeev
Gergő Ármin Balázsi
Ievgen Lagunov
Richárd Szabó
Dmitry Diachkov

Drosselmeier:
Levente Bajári
Gábor Szigeti
Gaetano Cottonaro
Alekszandr Komarov

Mouse King/Mouse King doll:
Mikalai Radziush
Vladyslav Melnyk
Iurii Kekalo
Ievgen Lagunov
Gábor Szigeti

Princess doll/Louise:
Artemisz Pisla
Lilla Purszki
Yuki Wakabayashi
Jessica Carulla Leon
Anna Krupp
Olga Chernakova

Authors:
Choreographer: Wayne Eagling, Tamás Solymosi
Composer: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Set designer: Gusztáv Oláh
Costume designer: Nóra Rományi
Staging ballet master: Wayne Eagling

Company répétiteur:
Mária Aradi, Imre Dózsa, Albert Mirzoyan, Ildikó Pongor, Irina Prokofieva, Dace Radina, Edit Rujsz, Tamás Solymosi, György Szirb, Marianna Venekei

Students trained by: Evelyn Janács
Head of the Children's Chorus: Nikolett Hajzer

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