P. I.Tchaikovsky




ballet in 2 acts

libretto and choreography of V. Vainonen, Honored Artist of Russia

based on the tale by E. Hoffman, as amended by the People's Artist of the Republic of Kazakhstan G. Tutkibaeva


Duration: 2 hours

Age category: 5+ | the performance is recommended for a children's audience





Nutcracker prince

Drosselmeier, Godfather of Clara

Silberhauses, owners of the house

Franz, brother of Clara

Mouse King





Chocolate (Spanish dance) 

Coffee (Oriental dance) 

Tea (Chinese dance)

Russian dance "Trepak"



Ladies, gentlemen, children, mice, soldiers, snowflakes, flowers


Symphony orchestra, ballet and choir of the Abay Kazakh National Opera and Ballet Theater


Production team:

Artistic director of the ballet troupe - Gulzhan Tutkibaeva, People's Artist of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Production conductor - Yerbolat Akhmedyarov, Honored Figure of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Production designer - Vyacheslav Okunev, People's Artist of the Russian Federation, laureate of State Prizes (Russia)

Multimedia artist - Victoria Zlotnikova (Russia)

Chief Choirmaster - Aliya Temirbekova


the premiere of the performance at the Abay KazNTOB took place in December 2015


In his last ballet, Tchaikovsky addresses the same theme that was embodied in Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty - overcoming evil spells by the power of love.

“The Nutcracker is the most perfect artistic phenomenon: a symphony about childhood. . As if the walls of a children's room are moving apart and the thought-dream of the heroine and hero breaks out into a fresh space - into the forest, nature, towards the winds, blizzards, further to the stars and into the pink sea of ​​hopes."

(B. Asafiev)


The composer finds vivid expressive means for depicting the two worlds juxtaposed in The Nutcracker: the world of a cozy burgher's life and the mysteriously enticing, bewitching or frightening and darkly mesmerizing fantasy world. With the onset of night, the mysterious world of miracles comes to life and everything around appears in an unusual light disturbing the imagination.