Exhibition “The Nutcracker. From Fairy Tale to Ballet,” based on the play by Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann, opens Friday at Moscow’s ROSIZO State Museum and Exhibition Center. Visitors will learn about the history of one of Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s most famous ballets and see the composer’s personal belongings, TASS writes.
“The New Year is impossible without the Nutcracker, as without tangerines, champagne and Russian salad. The nutcracker is also a party. And it is important for us to create a New Year’s atmosphere of a bright and joyful holiday”, said Olga Galaktionova, General Director of ROSIZO.
The scenery of the project was created by Elizaveta Ermakova, a student of the Russian Institute of Theater Art – GITIS. The exhibition includes editions of Hoffmann’s fairy tale, book illustrations, set sketches, and theatrical costumes. Among Tchaikovsky’s personal belongings are a paper knife, an inkwell, and a musical edition of The Nutcracker. Ballet performance in 2 acts, 1892.
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