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Jolanthe und der Nussknacker


Musical theatre piece based on the opera and ballet by Peter IljitschTschaikowski

In German language with German surtitles

The Volksoper Wien presents an evening with two Tchaikovsky masterpieces: the opera Iolanta and the ballet The Nutcracker. Iolanta is a blind princess. A famous doctor can cure her, but only after she is being told about her blindness. Her father
doesn’t want to break that horrible news to her.

Lotte de Beer: "In her blindness Iolanta lives with a magical imagination of everything that surrounds her. The Nutcracker music and the dancers of the Wiener Staatsballett show us Iolanta’s world perception by her inner eye. But there comes a time in life, when you have to decide whether to remain a blind princess or to see the world in all its imperfection.”

This production plays on the cutting edge of fantasy and reality, of being a child and being a grown-up, of opera and dance. In short: it’s a family-show pur sang.

Recommended from 8 years


Andrey Kaydanovskiy
Katrin Lea Tag
Jorine van Beek
Alex Brok
Musikalische Leitung
Omer Meir Wellber
Olesya Golovneva
Sofia Bozovic
König René
Stefan Cerny
Graf Vaudemont
Georgy Vasiliev
Prinz Nussknacker
Felipe Vieira
Christopher Krasnansky
Herzog Robert
Andrei Bondarenko
Ibn Hakia
Szymon Komasa
David Kerber
Yasushi Hirano
Stephanie Maitland
Anita Götz
Annelie Sophie Müller
Sarah Branch
Barbara Brigatti
Riccardo Franchi
Nicola Rizzo

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