Come celebrate the holidays this season by seeing The Hong Kong Ballet's production of The Nutcracker, with a fresh artistic take by Australian choreographer Terence Kohler. Join the adventures of Clara, Fritz and the Nutcracker as they battle the evil Rat King and climb atop the magical Christmas Tree to meet the Ballerina Doll! With gorgeous sets and costumes, The Nutcracker is a spectacular ballet which showcases the brilliant classical ballet technique of The Hong Kong Ballet dancers together with local children from the Hong Kong community. Featuring Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky's beautiful score conducted live by the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, this ballet is sure to enchant the entire family.


19-21 & 24-27.12.2014 (Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat & Sun) 7:30pm
20-21 & 25-28.12.2014 (Fri, Sat & Sun) 2:30pm
Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
$1,000 (Limited VIP Tickets) $680, $480, $280, $140
The performance lasts approximately 2 hours, including an intermission
Ages 3 and above
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Cast List for Lead Roles

19 Dec 7:30pm

20 Dec 2:30pm

21 Dec 7:30pm

25 Dec 2:30pm

20 Dec 7:30pm

21 Dec 2:30pm

25 Dec 7:30pm

26 Dec 7:30pm

27 Dec 2:30pm

28 Dec 2:30pm

21 Dec 7:30pm

26 Dec 2:30pm

27 Dec 7:30pm

Ballerina Zhang Si Yuan Liu Yu-yao Gao Ge
The Nutcracker Li Jia-bo Antonino Sutera Kostyantyn Keshyshev
Rat King Murman Kikalishvili Leung Chun Long Li Lin
Clara Dong Ruixue Candice Adea Naomi Yuzawa
Fritz Jonathan Spigner Shen Jie Xia Jun

Choreographer: Terence Kohler  
Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 
Dramaturge: Clair Sauran 
Set & Costume Design: Jordi Roig 
Set Assistant: Annamaria Cattaneo
Lighting Design: David Bofarull 
Painters: Jordi Castells & Quique Conde 
Conductor: Gerry Cornelius
Guest Artist: Antonino Sutera

Principal Dancer, Teatro alla Scala
Appearance on 20.12 7:30pm, 21.12 2:30pm

Antonino Sutera graduated from La Scala Theatre Ballet School, one of the leading classical ballet schools in the world, in 1999. That same year he became a member of the Corps de Ballet at Teatro alla Scala, participating in classic and contemporary productions. He participated in the “Stockholm International Gala” and in the “Gala Nureyev”. In 2004 he was promoted to First Soloist and received Awards from the Italian dance magazine “Danza&Danza” and the “Positano Prize”. Sutera has débuted in major theaters around the world including, Bolshoi Theatre, Royal Opera House, Mariinsky Theater, and Lincoln Center. In 2010, he was appointed Principal Dancer at Teatro alla Scala.

Sutera has an extensive repertoire. He has performed the role of the protagonist in Swan LakeRomeo and JulietCoppéliaDon QuixoteGiselleLa SylphideLa StradaThe FirebirdLe Jeune Homme et la Mort, Prodigal Son, RaymondaProust ou les intermittences du CoeurJewels. Other roles performed by Sutera include Mercutio (Romeo and Juliet), Blue Bird (Sleeping Beauty), Golden Idol (Bayadère), Lenskij (Onegin), Fritz (The Nutcracker), Peasants pas de deux (Giselle), Oberon, Puck (Midsummer Night’s Dream), and Lescaut (L’histoire de Manon). He has worked with leading contemporary choreographers such as Wayne MacGregor, Jiří Kylián, Angelin Preljocaj, Christopher Wheeldon, Robert North, Mauro Bigonzetti, Maurice Béjart, John Neumeier, Roland Petit, Sasha Waltz and Alexei Ratmansky.

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Pre or Post Ballet Dining Options at InterContinental Hong Kong

Ticket holders of this programme can enjoy 15% off food & beverage in all restaurants and bars at InterContinental Hong Kong before or after performance upon presentation of their tickets on the performance date. For details, please call 2313 2323 for details.

Special Privilege

For $1,000 (VIP) ticket-holder
Present your ticket stub to Hong Kong Ballet’s reception counter (Level 2 Foyer, Hong Kong Cultural Centre) before the end of the intermission to receive a coupon for a free drink.
Each ticket stub is valid for one free drink only.

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