Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Iolanta and The Nutcracker

Olesya Golovneva, Stefan Cerny, Georgy Vasiliev, Andrei Bondarenko, Mila Schmidt, Felipe Vieira, Wiener Staatsballett, Orchester der Volksoper Wien, Lotte de Beer, Andrey Kaydanovskiy, Omer Meir Wellber

765108 / 765204
Barcode: 810116910199 / 810116910205
Release Date: 24/11/2023

When Tchaikovsky premiered his famous ballet The Nutcracker in Saint Petersburg 130 years ago, it was presented as a double bill, as standard at the time, together with the opera Iolanta. The Volksoper Wien, being part home to the famous Wiener Staatsballett, under the helm of the new artistic director Lotte de Beer and music director Omer Meir Wellber presents both works again in one evening, but not as two separate pieces, but by fusing the two works into one. It’s a “successful debut that is also musically convincing” and the “two pieces intertwine like gears”. Jorine van Beek’s costumes makes it a “feast for the eyes” (Die Presse). “This imaginative ‘music theatre for the whole family’ enchants above all the numerous children and young people. (...) The Volksoper Orchestra once again demonstrated its power of performance” (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung). In short: it’s a family-show to the core.