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Friday, December 14, 2012

THE NUTCRACKER--DECEMBER 13, 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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