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Karol Urbański, Piotr Czajkowski

The Nutcracker

The staging of the ballet masterpiece prepared by Karol Urbański will take children and adults into the world of magic and mystery, people and puppets.
2 hours (including one intermission)
Main hall
Ticket price

30-55 zł

Karol Urbański, Piotr Czajkowski

The Nutcracker

The premiere

03 / 12 / 2016

The Nutcracker is a ballet well-known to everybody, an integral element of Christmas spirit. But do we really know the story of Clara, the Nutcracker, Drosselmeyer and the Mouse King? Do we know the origin of these characters ? who Mother Ginger, Sugar Plum Fairy were and what Hard Nut is? The new staging of the ballet masterpiece prepared by Karol Urbański will try to answer all these questions while taking children and adults into the world of magic and mystery. The transcending worlds of people and puppets, the music journey across the lands of Indians, Masais and Inuits, colourful costumes and original scenography taking us into a toy cabinet will make it an unforgettable theatre outing, not only at Christmas time!

"The marvellous costumes designed by Tijana Jovanović, fascinating multimedia projections showing the changing continents and the magical score by Tchaikovsky, brilliantly performed by the orchestra of the Opera at the Castle conducted by Jerzy Wołosiuk helped Urbański create the prime spectacle with tickets totally sold-out."
Alison Kent, Dance Europe

"The Nutcracker in Szczecin is a marvellous example of reviving the classics while keeping what is the most important in it. Urbański?s version is more interesting than the original one and it goes against the trend which treats every element of culture as something to fuel consumerism."

Projekt plakatu: Ewa Błaszczyńska

About the show

Piotr Czajkowski (1840?1893)
The Nutcracker
Ballet in 2 acts
Libretto: by Karol Urbański based on the story by E.T.A.Hoffmann
The premiere: December 3, 2016

Theatre staff
Music director Jerzy Wołosiuk
Choreography and Staging Karol Urbański
Scenography  Wacław Ostrowski
Costume design Tijana Jovanović
Light direction Dawid Karolak
Multimedia projections Krystian Drywa
Children's choir preparation Agata Czekalińska
Assistant Conductor Antonina Banaś
Consultation regarding puppet animation Krzysztof Tarasiuk


Fred, brat Klary  
Rodzice Klary i Freda / Król i królowa ? rodzice Pirlipaty  
Radca Drosselmeyer / Zegarmistrz  
Siostrzeniec Drosselmeyera / Dziadek do orzechów  
Królowa Mysibaba  
Król Myszy  
Księżniczka Pirlipata  
Świta Króla Myszy  
Tańce charakterystyczne:  
Ameryka Południowa  
Ameryka Północna  
Children's Choir by the Opera at the Castle
Orchestra of the Opera at the Castle
Stage management