Piotr Czajkowski, Karol Urbański
The Nutcracker is a ballet well-known to everybody, an integral element of Christmas spirit. But do we really know the story of Clara, the Nutcracker, Drosselmeyer and the Mouse King? Do we know the origin of these characters ? who Mother Ginger, Sugar Plum Fairy were and what Hard Nut is? The new staging of the ballet masterpiece prepared by Karol Urbański will try to answer all these questions while taking children and adults into the world of magic and mystery. The transcending worlds of people and puppets, the music journey across the lands of Indians, Masais and Inuits, colourful costumes and original scenography taking us into a toy cabinet will make it an unforgettable theatre outing ? not only at Christmas time!
?The marvellous costumes designed by Tijana Jovanović, fascinating multimedia projections showing the changing continents and the magical score by Tchaikovsky, brilliantly performed by the orchestra of the Opera at the Castle conducted by Jerzy Wołosiuk helped Urbański create the prime spectacle with tickets totally sold-out.?
Alison Kent, Dance Europe
?The Nutcracker in Szczecin is a marvellous example of reviving the classics while keeping what is the most important in it. Urbański?s version is more interesting than the original one and it goes against the trend which treats every element of culture as something to fuel consumerism.?
Projekt plakatu: Ewa Błaszczyńska
Piotr Czajkowski (1840?1893)
Ballet in 2 acts
Libretto: by Karol Urbański based on the story by E.T.A.Hoffmann
The premiere: December 3, 2016
|Music director||Jerzy Wołosiuk|
|Choreography and Staging||Karol Urbański|
|Costume design||Tijana Jovanović|
|Light direction||Dawid Karolak|
|Multimedia projections||Krystian Drywa|
|Children?s choir preparation||Agata Czekalińska|
|Assistant Conductor||Antonina Banaś|
|Consultation regarding puppet animation||Krzysztof Tarasiuk|
|Fred, brat Klary|
|Rodzice Klary i Freda / Król i królowa ? rodzice Pirlipaty|
|Radca Drosselmeyer / Zegarmistrz|
|Siostrzeniec Drosselmeyera / Dziadek do orzechów|
|Świta Króla Myszy|
|Children?s Choir by the Opera at the Castle Orchestra of the Opera at the Castle|