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The Nutcracker – A Christmas Magic

Music, Dance and Tale the same evening

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: The nutcracker

Gábor Michac – Set designer
Nóra Rományi – Costume designer
Zsuzsanna Kovács – Choreographer’s assistant
Brigitta Vincze – Choreographer’s assistant
Balázs Vincze – Choreographer (Awardee of the Harangozó Gyula, Imre Zoltán Award and Seregi László Prizes, Merited Artist)
György Böhm – Director and scriptwriter (Awardee of the Jászai Mari, Nádasdy Kálmán Prizes)
Pannon Philharmonic
Ballet Pécs
Dániel Czéh – Puppet artist
Pannon Philharmonic Festival Choir

Conducted by: András Vass

Concert estimated duration: 70 minutes
Ticket prices: Adult: 5000, 6000 HUF /Child - till the age of 14: 2000, 3000 HUF / Family ticket (1 adult, 2 children): 7900, 9900 HUF - Please note that you can buy Family tickets only personally in Kodály Centre. Thank you for your understanding.
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Drosselmeyer: Molnár Zsolt

Marika: Hesz Franciska Míra

Mária: Reetta Riikonen

Child Nutcracker: Halmi Noel Gábor

Nutcracker: Szabó Márton Edwin

Marika’s Father: Balogh Csongor Paula

Marika’s Mother: Rónaki Nina

The Mouse King: Koncz Péter

Snowflakes, Dancers of the Flower Waltz: Marina Pérez Ahedo, Kis Jana Luca, Pintér Rebeka, Rónaki Nina, Horváth Réka Annamária and Friedrich Anna, Miklós Anna, Sárosác Mínea, Szorre Dorka students of the Pécs Secondary Grammar School of Arts

Male Dancer of the Flower Waltz: Tuboly Szilárd

Female Dancer of the Flower Waltz: Pintér Rebeka

Mice: Frank Edina, Pintér Rebeka and Andrasics Alexa, Horváth Zorka, Katona Dóra, Kis-Balázs Nikolett, Miklós Anna, Winkelmayer Zsófia students of the Pécs Secondary Grammar School of Arts

Waiter Mouse: Erdélyi Zsombor

Little Mouse: Vincze Olívia Csenge

Clown: Varga Máté

Ballerina: Karin Iwata

Merchant: Tuboly Szilárd

African Doll: Matola Dávid

Nanny: Kovács Zsuzsanna

Bear: Domján Kristóf

Spanish Dance: Frank Edina, Balogh Csongor

Chinese Dance: Karin Iwata, Varga Máté

Russian Dance: José Blasco Pastor, Matola Dávid

Grandparents: Csethe Kata, Lovas Pál

Parents: Marina Pérez Ahedo,Kis Jana Luca, Erdélyi Zsombor, Varga Máté, Szendrői Bence

Lead Soldiers, Chocolate Tree Decorations, Guest Children and Ragamuffins: Bors Minka, Chvojka Zsombor, Csontos Lara, Halmi Noel Gábor, Hargitai-Fehér Félix, Hergenrőder Léna, Kachovetz Kinga Anna, Kárpáti Luca, Kiss Mátyás, Králik Bertalan, Mandel Eszter, Müller Félix, Nagy Liliróza, Péter Panna, Péter Szofi, Schneider Gréta, Szabó-Vertán Csenge

The Pannon Philharmonic, Ballet Pécs and the Bóbita Puppet Theatre are staging Tchaikovsky’s great classic, The Nutcracker to establish a new tradition.

Kodály Centre, with its excellent acoustics and its uplifting atmosphere, has a splendid family event in store for you in nearly each December. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's masterpiece The Nutcracker has been ever-popular and ever-enjoyable. It is the composer's last ballet and final stage work. Generations have grown up with the productions of The Nutcracker and, thanks to it, have come closer to music and dance. The symbolism of the composition is living proof for children of all eras that their imagination can soar freely, is full of colours and adventures.

The libretto is an adaptation of E. T. A. Hoffmann's tale The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. The story in a nutshell: the war between the good Nutcracker and evil Mouse King breaks out on Christmas Eve, and Marie suddenly finds herself in the middle of the battle.  Thanks to his courage and generosity, the Nutcracker - whose identity is concealed until the very end of the story - triumphs over the evil Mouse King and with that, he breaks the spell. He takes Marie on a magic trip to fairyland, the realm of endless imagination.

The troupe of  Ballet Pécs and the audience of the city are just about to explore a fantastic opportunity, as the ballet will be staged for the first time with the accompaniment of the Pannon Philharmonic Orchestra.   To make the production even more thrilling, an artist of the Bóbíta Puppet Theatre will act as a narrator or, at other times, as an active participant during the performance. They will assist the audience with a Nutcracker puppet in their hand. We don't intend to stage a modernised production, as the very essence of The Nutcracker is a magical Christmas dream.

The Nutcracker is staged as a co-production of the Pannon Philharmonic, the Ballet of Pécs and the Bóbíta Puppet Theatre and is sponsored by the Ministry of Human Capacities and the National Cultural Fund of Hungary.

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