Friday, December 14, 2012


BOSTON BALLET presents  
The Nutcracker
in a new, spectacular production by Mikko Nissinen, Artistic Director

Music                              Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Choreography            Mikko Nissinen

Set Design                   Robert Perdziolo

Costume Design       Robert Perdziolo

Lighting Design       Les Kickert

Dramaturge              Melia Bensussen 

Conductor               Jonathan McPhee  (on 12/13)

                       ORIGINAL PREMIERE

December 18, 1892---Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg, Russia

                                  WORLD PREMIERE

November 23, 2012---Boston Ballet, The Boston Opera House


Principals in the performance of December 13, 2012

The Nutcracker Prince                      Jeffrey Cirio

Sugar Plum Fairy                                Misa Kuranaga

Drosselmeier                              Nelson Madrigal

Clara                                          Eliza French

 Misa Kuranaga and Jeffrey Cirio 

Misa Kuranaga

 Misa Kuranaga and other principals

Lots of souvenirs for purchase in the lobby

Lobby of The Boston Opera House

Linda at a Boston performance of The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker---Mariinsky Theater, St. Petersburg---Marius Petipa version---exquisite dancing, powerful, intense Tchaikovsky music---an ethereal experience 

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