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The Nutcracker: ballet in three acts with an epilogue.

Hoffmann, E. T. A. (Ernst Theodor Amadeus), 1776-1822 Nussknacker und Mausekönig. (Added Author). Petipa, Marius, 1818-1910 (Added Author). Somova, Alina. (Added Author). Shklyarov, Vladimir. (Added Author). Korshunova, Alexandra. (Added Author). Ponomarev, Vladimir. (Added Author). Lopukhov, Fyodor. (Added Author). Gergiev, Valeriĭ, 1953- (Conductor). Virsaladze, Simon Bagratovich, 1909-1989 (Added Author). Vaĭnonen, V. (Choreographer). Rothenburg, Axel. (Added Author). Bremme, Jan. (Added Author). Bueno, Isabel Iturriagagoitia. (Added Author). Morell, Andreas. (Added Author). Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893 Shchelkunchik. (Added Author). Directed by Valery Gergiev. (Cast).

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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 104 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States] : Warner Classics International : 2012.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by Valery Gergiev.
Participant or Performer Note:
Alina Somova (Masha the Princess) ; Valdimir Shklyarov (Nutcracker Prince) ; Alexandra Korshunova (Masha) ; Vladimir Ponomaryov (Stahlbaum) ; Fyodor Lopukhov (Drosselmeyer) ; Mariinsky Ballet and Orchestra ; Valery Gergiev, conductor.
Summary, etc.:
In this wonderfully traditional, Russian Nutcracker, performed by the Mariinsky Ballet, Tchaikovsky's glorious score is conducted by Valery Gergiev. Vainonen's colourful production and Virsaladze's stunning designs make this as magical and memorable a Christmas treat as ever. Masha is given a nutcracker on Christmas Eve as a gift from her godfather Drosselmeyer. She dreams of a battle led by the Nutcracker toy soldier against an army of mice. With her help, the Nutcracker emerges victorious and is transformed into a prince. He and Masha travel through a pine forest to the Kingdom of Sweets, where the sugar plum fairy holds a magnificent entertainment.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Nutcrackers (Implements) > Drama.
Children's dreams > Drama.

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