In this fairytale ballet in two acts, one of the world's most popular, we find young Marie at boarding school. Among the toys given to the children for Christmas is a large nutcracker which turns into a giant doll and whisks her away to a fantasy world.
Libretto, choreography, production: Kader Belarbi
Music: Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Based on the "Histoire d'un casse-noisette" version by Alexandre Dumas, inspired by Hoffman's fairytale.
Art direction: Christophe Ghristi
Conductor: Koen Kessels
With the dancers from the Ballet du Capitole and the Orchestre National du Capitole
Cast: Natalia de Froberville (Marie), Ramiro Gómez Samón (Nutcracker), Rouslan Savdenov (Drosselmeyer), Alexandra Surodeeva (the supervisor), Tiphaine Prévost (the doll Coccibelle), Solène Monnereau (Lady Chattelaine), Simon Catonnet (the bespectacled grasshopper), Dennis Cala Valdéz (the Sputnik robot).
Director: Luc Riolon (France, 2017)
Recorded at the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse, on 29 December 2017.