Mongolian artists perform the nutcraCker in China
Artists of the State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet of Mongolia who performed the Tchaikovsky ballet, “The Nutcracker”, at the Grand Theatre of Tianjin in China, have been invited to perform in China again.
The performance of “The Nutcracker” in China was the largest tour performance by the State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet (featuring the largest number of artists) in the past 50 years.
The Director of the State Theatre, B.Sergelen, said in a statement that “Last year was full of successes and achievements for our theatre. We were able to strengthen our relations and cooperation with foreign theatres. Our operations, which aim at introducing and promoting the classical arts, have been widening year by year. This time we performed, with an assemblage of 150 people, the world-famous Nutcracker on the occasion of the New Year celebrations at the Grand Theatre of Tianjin, China. The audience received our performance very warmly and the Grand Theatre has consequently requested that we return and perform Verdi’s Aida. This would need over 300 artists. We’re planning to also perform our Requiem if such a large choir group travels to China. We have signed a memorandum of cooperation for a term of three years.”
The main roles of the Nutcracker ballet in China were performed by dancers O.Gantsooj, Ch.Ganchimeg, G.Batchimeg and it was conducted by Maestro Jindong Cai, a Stanford University Professor from the United States of America, along with the General Conductor of the theatre N.Tuulaikhuu.
Conductor N.Tuulaikhuu commented on the performance, “We made a good impression on the Chinese. The performance was evidence of our theatre’s policies and showed that our repertoire is at the same level as the rest of the world. The acoustics of the Grand Theatre were very good.”
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