Under the aegis of the BSMU international club “Between the cultures” international students visited «The Nutcracker" ballet by Tchaikovsky held at the Bashkir State Opera and Ballet Theatre on the first day of spring.
The Nutcracker (Russian: Щелкунчик) is a two-act ballet, originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov with a score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The libretto is adapted from E. T. A. Hoffmann's story "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King", by way of Alexandre Dumas' adapted story "The Nutcracker".
It was given its premiere at the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg on Sunday, December 18, 1892.
Although the original production was not a success, the 20-minute suite that Tchaikovsky extracted from the ballet was. However, the complete Nutcracker has enjoyed enormous popularity since the late 1960s and is now performed by countless ballet companies, primarily during the Christmas season.