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Ballet premiere on Saint Petersburg’s birthday.
On the 27th May on the stage of the Aleksandrinsky Theatre, Konstantin Tachkin’s ballet Theatre is staging its version of Hoffman’s tales to the music of Tchaikovsky. The story line has undergone significant changes and therefore the ballet will be entitled The Saint Petersburg Nutcracker. The action takes place in the Russian Empire’s capital at the beginning of the 20th century in the household of a famous Saint Petersburg confectioner, in particular in his elite sweet factory in the centre of town where sweetmeats, cakes and marshmallows come to life and join forces with the Nutcracker to take on the Mouse King in battle. According to Konstantin Tachkin, the theatre’s director, there have been many classical Nutcrackers performed on ballet stages, so the ballet-goer will not be able to confuse this version with any others and will retain it in his memory. The ballet is adorned with Galina Solvyova’s costumes – the ballet company has been working with this New York based designer for some time now. The set has been designed by the famous Saint Petersburg set designer Vladimir Firer who is the professor and head of the department of set and theatre costume design at the Saint Petersburg Academy of Theatre Arts. The staging is by Elena Kuzmina.
The cast members are as follows:
Clara - Irina Kolesnikova and Anna Samostrelova;
Prince/Nutcracker – Dmitry Akulinin;
Drosselmeier – Dymchik Saykeev.
In the autumn French ballet lovers will have the opportunity of seeing The Saint Petersburg Nutcracker: the tour ballet notices will advertise it as a premiering show.

Due to huge demand, we are glad to announce that the extra show is now added in Oulu. The role of Odette-Odile will be performed by Margarita Avdeeva and Prince Siegfried by Dmitry Akulinin.

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