Iolanta and the Nutcracker


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!

Additional Info

  • No: 765108
  • Composer: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
  • Conductor: Omer Meir Wellber
  • Orchestra: Orchester der Volksoper Wien
  • Artists: Mila Schmidt, Felipe Vieira, Olesya Golovneva, Stefan Cerny, Wiener Staatsballett
  • Production year: 2023-11
  • Run time: 01:37:00
  • Director: Staged by Lotte de Beer

Disc Infos

  • Subtitles: E, D, Ko, Jp
  • No. of Discs: 1
  • Run time: 97 mins
  • Disc Format: DVD9
  • Picture: NTSC
  • Audio: PCM Stereo
  • Region Code: 0 (worldwide)
  • Price Code: CME 21
  • Item No.: 765108
  • UPC No.: 810116910199
  • Release Date: 2023-11
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