Hybernia Theatre |
105 minutes |
The Nutcracker is a fairy-tale ballet based on the story by E. T. A. Hoffmann (1776 – 1822). It is one of the fixed stars of the classical repertoire of ballet ensembles. Since 1960's its popularity among children and adults has been constantly growing.
It tells a story of the magic of Christmas that transforms people into magic beings longing for idyllic adventure. Everything is but a dream enhanced by the magnificent festive atmosphere of Christmas Eve. The Nutcracker is a much-loved and popular ballet among the audience.
Nutcracker: Michal Kováč, Alexey Yurakov
Clara: Monika Mašterová, Maria Gornalova
Uncle Drosselmeyer: Milan Boček, Michal Holánek
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Hybernia Theatre and its location have a rich history. In the 14th century, the emperor Charles IV built the St. Ambrosius monastery here which gradually fell under different orders, the Benedictines, Minorites, and finally in the 17th century the Irish Franciscans.
In late-18th century the monastery was shut down on the order of Emperor Joseph II and the church was deconsecrated. Still, the place was called „U Hybernů“ (Hybernia means Ireland in latin). The former church served as a customs house, exhibition hall. In 2006 its interior was transformed into a modern theatre hosting mainly musicals, but also ballet, opera performances and jazz concerts.
As of 2019, the decoration of the theatre is very simple. There is a nice bar at the entrance and a little cloakroom on side.
For a small company, the ballet was excellent. Costumes were wonderful and the child dancers extremely talented. The evening was a highlight of my trip to Prague and confirmed that The Nutcracker is a staple for Christmas entertainment.
I was expecting to see a very well organized choreography but the sync was somehow off.
I believe this performance was from the substitude crew, rather than the main crew.
The scene I enjoyed the most was the mouse doctor walking in to heal the mouse king.
I'm sorry but it was a weak performance
The ballet was just wonderful. Well worth seeing.
4 bons danseurs sur le total.
prestation très moyenne
I thoroughly enjoyed seeing the Nutcracker in the intimate and charming theatre. I am a former principal ballerina from the US and I feel the production was enjoyable and well executed. The choreographer made excellent use of the space. Rose Barile
The dancers choreography was off. The lead ballerina was very good.
Our experience with ticketing and the performance was flawless. This experience was one of those few experiences that goes as planned and expected. No surprises. Performances were easy to review on line. Purchasing tickets was easy and straight forward. The actual performance was very good. The intermission of 20 minutes was appropriate. Concessions were reasonably priced. Not to say there wasn't a line for concessions but not any longer than what you might expect. I'd use Prague Ticket Office (Via Musica) again. Personally, I would like to see an appropriate dress code enacted and enforced for performances such as this. There was a range of dress level.
Отличный вариант Щелкунчика, адаптированный для детей. Хороший театр. Жаль, музыка была не живая, а запись.
The performance was outstanding - all performers were great. The venue was very good . Recommend to see it
First ballet I have attended in a foreign country and found it very enjoyable. No language problem obviously. The venue was tiered well so a good view of the stage from all seats. My only complaint was that it was a bit too warm. As for the ballet/performance, great. Well worth attending if in Prague
Everything worked great and the show was interesting. Performers were gifted
January 19, 2020 | 19:00 (Sun)
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