Historic Stage

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.<br/>Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Dmitry Dorokhov as Drosselmeyer.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Xenia Pchelkina as She-Devil. Anton Savichev as He-Devil.<br/>Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Xenia Pchelkina as She-Devil. Anton Savichev as He-Devil.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Daria Khokhlova as Marie. Anastasia Shilova as Fritz.<br/> Vitaly Biktimirov as Drosselmeyer.<br/> Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Daria Khokhlova as Marie. Anastasia Shilova as Fritz.
Vitaly Biktimirov as Drosselmeyer.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Evgenia Obraztsova as Marie.<br/>Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Evgenia Obraztsova as Marie.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Daria Khokhlova as Marie. Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Daria Khokhlova as Marie. Photo by Damir Yusupov.
A scene from the performance.<br/> Photo by Damir Yusupov.
A scene from the performance.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Evgenia Obraztsova as Marie.<br/> Vladislav Lantratov as Nutcracker-Prince.<br/> Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Evgenia Obraztsova as Marie.
Vladislav Lantratov as Nutcracker-Prince.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Artem Ovcharenko as Nutcracker-Prince. Anna Tikhomirova as Marie. Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Artem Ovcharenko as Nutcracker-Prince. Anna Tikhomirova as Marie. Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Anastasia Stashkevich as Marie.<br/> Vyacheslav Lopatin as Nutcracker-Prince.<br/> Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Anastasia Stashkevich as Marie.
Vyacheslav Lopatin as Nutcracker-Prince.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Anna Nikulina as Marie.<br/> Alexander Volchkov as Nutcracker-Prince.<br/> Photo by Yelena Fetisova.
Anna Nikulina as Marie.
Alexander Volchkov as Nutcracker-Prince.
Photo by Yelena Fetisova.
Daria Khokhlova as Marie. <br/> Artemy Belyakov as Nutcracker-Prince.<br/> Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Daria Khokhlova as Marie.
Artemy Belyakov as Nutcracker-Prince.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Anastasia Stashkevich as Marie.<br/> Ivan Vasiliev as Nutcracker-Prince.<br/> Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Anastasia Stashkevich as Marie.
Ivan Vasiliev as Nutcracker-Prince.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Olga Kishnyova &amp; Anton Savichev <br/>as Indian Dolls.<br/>Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Olga Kishnyova & Anton Savichev
as Indian Dolls.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Egor Sharkov as Chinese Doll. Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Egor Sharkov as Chinese Doll. Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Anastasia Gubanova &amp; Igor Tsvirko <br/> as Russian Dolls.<br/> Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Anastasia Gubanova & Igor Tsvirko
as Russian Dolls.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Daria Khokhlova &amp; Maxim Surov<br/> as Russian Dolls.<br/> Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Daria Khokhlova & Maxim Surov
as Russian Dolls.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Dolls.<br/>Photo by Andrei Melanyin.
Dolls.
Photo by Andrei Melanyin.
 Dolls.<br/> Photo by Andrei Melanyin.
Dolls.
Photo by Andrei Melanyin.
Ekaterina Krysanova as Marie.<br/>Vladislav Lantratov as Nutcracker-Prince.<br/>Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Ekaterina Krysanova as Marie.
Vladislav Lantratov as Nutcracker-Prince.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Kristina Kretova as Marie.<br/>Semyon Chudin as Nutcracker-Prince.<br/>Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Kristina Kretova as Marie.
Semyon Chudin as Nutcracker-Prince.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Final Valse.<br />Photo by Andrei Melanyin.
Final Valse.
Photo by Andrei Melanyin.
Ekaterina Krysanova as Marie.<br/> Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Ekaterina Krysanova as Marie.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.