THE NUTCRACKER Ballet performed by Russia’s Astrakhan State Ballet and Opera House. Music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky. The magical story unfolds in the dream of a girl, Marie, on Christmas eve. A little girl with a wooden doll Nutcracker will have to fight the Mouse King and go on to a journey through a fairyland. CAST: Marie (sometimes known as Clara or Masha) – Haruka Nomura, Prince – Nikolai Vylomov, Drosselmeyer – Ilya Krasnokutsky, Spanish Dance – Askar Siraziev, Tomo Okuno, Russian Dance – Dmitry Belov, Anastasia Morochko, Valeria Sokolova, Oriental Dance – Anna Nikonova, Yumiko Nakagava, Vitaliya Surnacheva, Elizaveta Kapustina, Alicia Irizhipova, Chinese Dance – Manae Banno, Gennady Mymrik, French Dance – Andrey Denisov, Ilnara Abdullina, Ariadna Larina, Little Marie – Sofia Khurchak, The Nutcracker – Dilia Suktalieva. The Orchestra under the direction of the chief conductor Valery Voronin.