The Nutcracker by Estonian National Ballet

The Nutcracker by Estonian National Ballet, shot at the Estonian National Opera on 9.1.2024.

The Nutcracker, ballet by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, libretto by Marius Petipa based on the fairy-tale of E. T. A. Hoffmann and Alexandre Dumas. World premiere on December 18, 1892 at the Mariinsky Theatre. Premiere in the Estonian National Opera on December 3, 2023. Music Director Kaspar Mänd, conductor Mikk Murdvee. Choreographer and Stage Director Gyula Harangozó (Hungary), set and video designer Kentaur (Hungary), costume designer: Rita Velich (Hungary), lighting Rasmus Rembel, stage manager Anton Osul. Estonian National Opera Orchestra and Boys’ Choir.


  • Ketlin Oja as Clara
  • Amalia Romanjuk as small Clara
  • Cristiano Principato as Nutcracker Prince
  • Erik Thordal-Christensen as Drosselmeyer
  • Oksana Saar as Grandmother
  • Jan Tminic as Spiderman
  • Laura Maya as Barbie
  • Andrii Havryliuk as Mouse King
  • Triinu Upkin and Finn Adams as Ms and Mr Stahlbaum
  • Russian Dance by Ana Maria Gergely and Leonardo Celegaro

Photos by Jack Devant ballet photography © with kind permission of Estonian National Ballet, special thanks to Linnar Looris

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