How was your experience?
The advertisement photo showing Diana Vishneva and Igor Zelensky is misleading. Note that there are 3 separate casts for these performances (differing in the Masha and Nutcracker Prince roles only). Dec 18,20 7:30 Ekaterina Osmolkina, Igor Kolb. Dec 18,20: 2pm Irina Golub, Alexander Sergeev. Dec 17,19 7:30pm Evgenia Obraztosva, Vladimir Shklyarov. Like other reviewers we were displeased with the lack of synchronization in some scenes. Basically the minor parts were substandard, as was the Arabian dance. Ekaterian Osmolkina as Masha was excellent, as was her partner Igor Kolb. We did like the sets and their simulation of snow falling. My wife is from Russia and had never seen this particular version, which we thought was somewhat dull.