The Nutcracker

Piotr Iľjič Čajkovskij

The Nutcracker


Ballet fairy-tale

The new SND building, Opera and Ballet hall
13. 12. 2022 11:00 h - 12:50 h
The melodicity and dreaminess of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker earned the ballet an attribute 'childhood symphony'. Along with Swan Lake and The Sleeping Beauty it is the chef d’oeuvre of global ballet repertoire. The Nutcracker, as the best-known Christmas story, came on stage the SND eight years ago. The choreographers Rafael Avnikyan and Jozef Dolinský based their piece on the traditional version of the Vasili Vainonen choreography. In the eight years, The Nutcracker drew in thousands of spectators. The production features SND Ballet soloists and pupils form The Eva Jaczová Dance Conservatory.
Running time: 1 hour 50 minutes with one interval
Première November 29, 2013 in the historic SND building
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Production Team

Choreographic master Vasilij I. Vajnonen
Choreography and Direction Jozef Dolinský (as a guest) Rafael Avnikjan
Conductor Martin Leginus
Set and Costume Designer Josef Jelínek


Franz Michal Gulán (Conservatory Student)
Nutcracker Alexej Filo (Conservatory Student)
Pastorale Katarína Jančová (Conservatory Student) Anatolii Skopintsev (Conservatory Student) Sofia Andrus (Conservatory Student)
Drosselmeier Mergim Veselaj
Adviser Stahlbaum Damián Šimko
Mrs Stahlbaum Viktória Šimončíková (as a guest)
Mouse King Andrej Szabo