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The Nutcracker ballet returns

Update: November, 25/2014 - 09:15
The ballet The Nutcracker will return to the stage of the Opera House on November 28 and 29, performed by the HCM City Ballet and Symphony Orchestra (HBSO) under the instruction of conductor Tran Nhat Minh. — Photo vietnamnet
HCM CITY  (VNS) — The ballet The Nutcracker will return to the stage of the Opera House on November 28 and 29, performed by the HCM City Ballet and Symphony Orchestra (HBSO) under the instruction of conductor Tran Nhat Minh.

Choreographed by Johanne Jakhelin Constant, the ballet was a resounding success with the general public and critics when it made its debut in the country in 2011.

"The choreography exploits the strengths and skills of Vietnamese artists. Combined with costumes and sparkling stage scenery, it takes audiences into the world of romantic tales," a press release from HBSO said.

The Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is famed for his musical scores for the ballets The Nutcracker, Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty.

Loved around the world, the popular ballet has been choreographed and performed over the years with many different versions, and is usually staged during the Christmas holidays.

Norwegian choreographer Constant staged the ballet when she was the art director for Ballet Quad Cities in the US for 10 years. — VNS

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