Milwaukee Ballet Company The Nutcracker
In the year 1890 the director of Imperial Theaters Ivan Vsevolozhsky gave the task of composing a new ballet and opera to Tchaikovsky. The main reason for this was that the previous ballet work of Tchaikovsky The Sleeping Beauty
was a great success. Tchaikovsky joined hands with famous librettist Marius Petipa with whom he had worked on The Sleeping Beauty
and started working on The Nutcracker
. It was Marius who decided to adapt the material for the ballet from the work of E.T.A Hoffmann popular story The Nutcracker and the Mouse King
but Marius used a further adapted version of this called The Tale of Nutcracker
written by Alexandre Dumas.
premiered in the historic city of St. Petersburg in 1892 at a theater called Imperial Mariinsky. Initially Marius Petipa was doing the choreography but he could not continue due to illness and he was replaced by one of his trusted assistants Lev Ivanov. The conductor of the performance was Riccardo Drigo. Some main characters in The Nutcracker
ballet include Herr Silberhaus (wife), Frau Silberhaus (husband), Clara and Fritz (children of the Silberhaus), a wooden nutcracker (shaped in the form of a little man), mouse king, mice, members of the court, sugar plum fairy, angels, dolls, Spanish hot chocolate performers, Arabian coffee performers, Chinese tea performers, Russian candy can performers and councilor Drosselmeyer. Over the years The Nutcracker
is a two Act ballet that has been performed by many famous ballet companies and orchestra groups such as London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra, Orchestrade la Suisse Romande, Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, San Francisco Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet, New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theater.
as the name implies is a popular ballet company that is headquartered in the city of Milwaukee in the State of Wisconsin. The founder of the company is the famous performing arts personality Roberta Boorse, she founded the company in 1969. Milwaukee Ballet is ranked among some of the topnotch ballet companies in the US. It performs regular shows around the year at the Marcus Center for Performing Arts and annually around 70,000 people watch the performances. The Milwaukee Ballet
has also got a ballet training school called Milwaukee Ballet School, this school is rated amongst the top five ballet schools in America. This company has been performing The Nutcracker
every year since 1977. Some leading artists that are working with company are Ryan Martin, Marc Petrocci, Luz Sa Miguel and Yuki Clark.
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