The Nutcracker

The Tchaikovsky Perm State Ballet proudly presented Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker in November 2013 following their highly successful performances of Swan Lake and The Nutcracker in 2012. The internationally-renowned ballet company of professional dancers were accompanied by the RTE National Symphony Orchestra for the performance which was described ‘as the loveliest Nutcracker I have ever seen’ by The Irish Times.

“This most famous story of a young girl receiving a Nutcracker doll at Christmas, and then experiencing a magical adventure, with her dolls coming to life and the Nutcracker doll transforming into a handsome prince is the stuff of true fairytales”.

Swan Lake

La Traviata

In March 2012, the Russian State Ballet, led by Nina Kaptsova, the captivating star of The Bolshoi, and joined for the first time by Evgeny Ivenchenko, the Premier Dancer of The Mariinsky Ballet and Honoured Artist of Russia, made a triumphant return to the Grand Canal Theatre to perform its acclaimed productions of ‘Cinderella’ and all-time favourite, ‘Swan Lake’. For five nights, the dancers were accompanied by The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, playing the most beautiful music from Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev.

Having dazzled audiences during the opening run of the magnificent Grand Canal Theatre in March 2010 with its spectacular production of Swan Lake, The Russian State Ballet returned to Dublin in March 2011 with Swan Lake and Giselle. Due to overwhelming demand for tickets, extra shows were staged, an unprecedented result for ballet in Ireland. With some of the worlds finest dancers, dazzling costumes and sumptuous sets and scenery, these shows were a truly unforgettable experience for all the family.

Romeo and Juliet

The Tchaikovsky Perm State Ballet proudly presented Prokofiev’s ROMEO AND JULIET – accompanied by The RTE National Symphony Orchestra with choreography by Kenneth MacMillan. The Perm State Ballet enjoyed standing ovations every night for their successful production. “This was the biggest production we have ever staged to date in Ireland,” enthuses the organiser Simon Walton of Ballet and Opera Ireland, “it is the same version as presented by The Royal Ballet (originally starring Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn) and The American Ballet Theatre’.

Romeo and Juliet meet at a ball and fall passionately in love.
But their families are sworn enemies, divided by a bitter feud.

A tragic tale of star-crossed lovers: Kenneth MacMillan’s poignant Ballet is a twentieth century classic. Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy has never been interpreted better or more beautifully.

Irish Times Review

Irish audiences have hit the jackpot with the Tchaikovsky Perm Stat Ballet performing Sir Kenneth Mac Millen’s Romeo and Juliet….The couple’s entire surrounding reflects beauty and harmony…stunning scenery remains true to the ballet’s original Italianate influence…The grandiose music and dancing match eachother in the ultimate symbiotic relationship, which like Romeo and Juliet leaves the heart feeling empty once it’s over.

***** The Irish Times



La Traviata

Carmen is generally considered one of the most exciting stories in opera – and one of the most popular. This traditional production by The Moscow State Opera, with traditional sets and costumes, premiered in Moscow in December 2012. The Moscow State Opera is the touring company for The Moscow State Music Theatre named after Natalya Sats. This new production featured the artistes of the theatre, plus star soloists from other famous opera companies in Russia.

The Director General of the The Theatre, and also Artistic Director of this production, was George Isaakian who was recently awarded The Golden Mask, Russia’s most prestigious cultural award, as Russia’s top opera Artistic Director for 2012. This was the third time he had been granted this honour.

Also starring in these performances was Celine Byrne, Ireland’s top soprano, who appeared in the role of Micaela. The artistes were accompanied by the orchestra of The Moscow State Opera whose chief conductor, unusually for a visiting orchestra to Ireland, is Lady Chief Conductor Alevtina Ioffe.

The production was an operatic highlight for both confirmed opera fans and for newcomers to this great artform!

La Traviata

La Traviata‘La Traviata’ was one of the cultural highlights of 2011 and featured the most spectacular traditional staging to ever visit Irish shores. The world renowned Tchaikovsky Perm State Opera performed its incredible full-scale production of Verdi’s operatic masterpiece, ‘La Traviata’, at the Bord Gais Eneragy Theatre for five nights in November 2011. The were joined by some of the finest guest vocalists from other Russian companies, and accompanied by The RTE National Symphony Orchestra. Masterfully directed by the award winning Artistic Director George Isaakyan, this spectacular production of ‘La Traviata’ was performed in Italian with English subtitles.

Based on La dame aux Caméliass, a play adapted from the novel by Alexandre Dumas, fils, ‘La Traviata’ was first performed on 6th March 1853 at the La Fenice opera house in Venice. Its unquestionable popularity has seen ‘La Traviata’ become a staple of the standard operatic repertoire and one of the most performed operas in the world today.

Producing breathtaking performances all over the world, from China to Germany, to the world famous Carnegie Hall in New York, The Perm State P. Tchaikovsky Opera and Ballet Theatre (to give the theatre its full title) is one of Russia’s oldest and most distinguished companies and the only company that has performed all ten of Tchaikovsky operas