Mariinsky Ballet & Orchestra
Musical Director : Valery Gergiev
Live from the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg
Masha the Princess : ALINA SOMOVA
The Nutcracker Prince : VLADIMIR SHKLYAROV
Masha : ALEXANDRA KORSHUNOVA
Drosselmeyer : FYODOR LOPUKHOV
In this Russian Nutcracker from the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg, Tchaikovsky's glorious score and Vainonen's colorful, traditional production, complemented by Simon Virsaladze's stunning designs, make this as magical and memorable a Christmas treat as ever. Includes bonus footage of the making of the recording. Libretto by Marius Petipa after the story by ETA Hoffmann.