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

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.
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.