For safety reasons, according to the venue policies of the Kodály Centre, children under the age of 10 or less than 130 cm are not allowed on the balcony. Thank you for your understanding!
Gábor Michac – Set designer
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.
Bóbita Puppet Theatre