Fans of pirouettes and vibratos rejoice. This month, the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) joins forces with Stars of the Moscow Ballet and conductor Robert Cole to present its maiden Ballet Festival, where iconic works by Tchaikovsky are the main highlight. The Russian composer’s ‘The Nutcracker’ and ‘Swan Lake’ will be given the MPO treatment, with Stars of the Moscow Ballet, formed by a trio of esteemed Bolshoi Ballet soloists, strutting their stuff onstage as well.
‘The Nutcracker’, one of Tchaikovsky’s most popular compositions, revolves around Clara and her nutcracker doll during a magical Christmas Eve while his score for ‘Swan Lake’, a romantic ballet about a princess who is turned into a swan by a wicked sorcerer, is ethereal, gorgeous and timeless. With the MPO’s sterling symphonic repertoire and Stars of the Moscow Ballet’s penchant for spectacular choreography, the Ballet Festival promises to be a dazzling showcase of classical music and ballet. Wong Boon Ken