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Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker has for decades been an essential part of the Opera's run-up to Christmas. In memory of Vasili Vainonen and Gusztáv Oláh, we first presented for Christmas of 2015 a newly buffed-up show that follows classical ballet traditions while still conforming to the requirements of 21st century dance and set design. Partnering with Tamás Solymosi to choreograph a new fairy-tale ballet for the classical-music piece is a true Nutcracker specialist: the internationally renowned Wayne Eagling. This is the first time in the life of the Hungarian National Ballet that an artist of such worldwide stature has developed a choreography tailored specifically to its members, as well as taking inspiration from them.

“This new choreography by Wayne Eagling and Tamás Solymosi is not only modern and as brilliant as one would expect, it is also a sort of homage to the legend, as it might be called, to the creative work of Vasili Vainonen and Gusztáv Oláh. The latter considered the sets for The Nutcracker to be the greatest “show” of his life, which is continuously reflected in Beáta Vavrinecz’s own sets in the current production. Nóra Rományi’s costumes are classic, beautiful and timeless.” (Eszter Veronika Kiss,

András Déri / Imre Kollár / László Kovács / Kálmán Szennai / Thomas Herzog
Princess Marie: Elena Sharipova / Yourim Lee / Maria Yakovleva / Maria Yakovleva / Lili Felméry / Diana Kosyreva / Tatiana Melnik / Ellina Pokhodnykh / Miyu Takamori
Prince: Boris ZhurilovAndrás RónaiDmitry TimofeevGergő Ármin BalázsiTaran DumitruRyosuke Morimoto
Drosselmeier: Vladyslav Melnyk / Maksym Kovtun / Alekszandr Komarov guest / Mikalai Radziush / Iurii Kekalo / Gaetano Cottonaro
Mouse King/Mouse King doll: Mikalai Radziush / Léo Lecarpentier / Kóbor Demeter / Louis Scrivener / Takaaki Okajima
Princess doll/Louise: Anna Krupp / Yuka Asai / Sorokina Nadezhda / Yuliya Golovyna / Artemisz Pisla / Olga Chernakova / Yuki Wakabayashi
Choreographer: Wayne Eagling / Tamás Solymosi
Composer: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Set designer after Oláh Gusztáv: Beáta Vavrinecz
Costume designer: Nóra Rományi
Staging ballet master: Wayne Eagling
Company répétiteurs: Mária Aradi/ Cristina Balaban / Imre Dózsa / Gergely Leblanc / Albert Mirzoyan / Ildikó Pongor / Irina Prokofieva / Tamás Solymosi / Aliya Tanykpayeva / György Szirb / Marianna Venekei
Students trained by: Olga Chernakova / Dace Radina / Dmitrij Taraszovics Kirejko / Dénes Kovács / Nataliia Yakushkina
Head of the Children's Chorus: Nikolett Hajzer


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