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One, two, three Čajkovskij. Christmas ballet, Russian ballet
Written by M.M.   

schiaccianoci.jpg121 years after its premiere at St. Petersburg (‘twas the year 1892), the Nutcracker is, together with Swan Lake (1876) and Sleeping Beauty (1890), the most popular ballet, especially in Christmas time. A genius, versatile composer, Čajkovskij is considered the father of music for Russian ballets, the one who could keep together choreography and rhythm and write music around them.

 

In these fantastic fairy tales, he combines elements of traditional dances, folklore from different countries, exotic cues, all in well-balanced symphony. To appreciate Čajkovskij’s greatness and feel the spirit of Christmas, don’t miss Eugene Onegin at Fenice theatre, Sleeping Beauty at Goldoni, and The Nutcracker at Toniolo.