This version of "The Nutcracker" gives the classic ballet a tragic spin, with Masha (instead of Clara) now the unloved, unappreciated daughter of the Town Council President. At a Christmas party, Masha is given a seemingly alive Nutcracker by her Uncle Drosselmeyer, and Masha instantly is enchanted with it. The toys come to life at midnight, and after Masha helps the Nutcracker defeat attacking mice, he takes her to his kingdom, where he is later revealed to be a handsome Prince. The Prince and Masha fall deeply in love, but their "happy ending" has a morbid twist not found in any other "Nutcracker". Written by
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Telecast in the U.S. for the first time on Ovation TV's 2011 "Battle of the Nutcrackers". See more
References Hercules Unchained
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conducted by Valery Gergiev
Played by the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra See more