Premiered on March 12, 1966.

Presented with one interval.
Running time: 2 hours 15 minutes.


Bolshoi Ballet official sponsor — NESTLÉ.

Libretto by Yuri Grigorovich
after the fairy-tale of the same name
by Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann,
ideas from the scenario by Marius Petipa used

Choreographer: Yuri Grigorovich
Designer: Simon Virsaladze
Music Director: Gennadi Rozhdestvensky

Dmitry Dorokhov as Drosselmeyer.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Daria Khokhlova as Marie. Anastasia Shilova as Fritz.
Vitaly Biktimirov as Drosselmeyer.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Evgenia Obraztsova as Marie.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
A scene from the performance.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Olga Kishnyova & Anton Savichev
as Indian Dolls.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Anastasia Gubanova & Igor Tsvirko
as Russian Dolls.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Daria Khokhlova & Maxim Surov
as Russian Dolls.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Dolls.
Photo by Andrei Melanyin.
Dolls.
Photo by Andrei Melanyin.
Evgenia Obraztsova as Marie.
Vladislav Lantratov as Nutcracker-Prince.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Anastasia Stashkevich as Marie.
Vyacheslav Lopatin as Nutcracker-Prince.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Anna Nikulina as Marie.
Alexander Volchkov as Nutcracker-Prince.
Photo by Yelena Fetisova.
Daria Khokhlova as Marie.
Artemy Belyakov as Nutcracker-Prince.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Anastasia Stashkevich as Marie.
Ivan Vasiliev as Nutcracker-Prince.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Ekaterina Krysanova as Marie.
Vladislav Lantratov as Nutcracker-Prince.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Krisina Kretova as Marie.
Semyon Chudin as Nutcracker-Prince.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Final Valse.
Photo by Andrei Melanyin.
Ekaterina Krysanova as Marie.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.