New Year gift awaits ballet lovers!

9 December 2019 10:30 (UTC+04:00)

By Laman Ismayilova

Azerbaijan State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater invites you to take an exciting journey to a winter fairytale. 

"The Nutcracker ballet" by Pyotr Tchaikovsky will be presented at the theater on December 25-29. The ballet is a kind of New Year gift to all spectators.

Honored artists Nigar Ibrahimova, Jamila Karimova, Makar Fershtandt, Samir Samadov, as well as soloists Timur Odushev, Yulia Fershtandt, Leyla Narimanidze, Faig Gubatov, Dinara Shirinova and others will take part in the ballet.

The ballet will be presented under the direction of the theater's chief conductor and music director, Honored Artist Eyyub Guliyev on December 25.

"The Nutcracker ballet" will be conducted by winner of the Antal Doratti International Conducting Competition Orkhan Gashimov on December 29.

The ballet is based on E.T.A. Hoffmann's 1816 fairy tale "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King". It was premiered at the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg in 1892.

The ballet tells the story of a little girl who goes to the Land of Sweets on Christmas Eve. Ivan Vsevolozhsky and Marius Petipa adapted Hoffmann's story for the ballet. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky wrote the music.

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Laman Ismayilova  is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow her on Twitter: @Lam_Ismayilova

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