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Ballet / Recording

A Christmas Carol

1 h 42 min

recorded
9.12.2023

expires
23.3.2024

The miserly and cold-hearted Ebenezer Scrooge has no interest in Christmas or other people. At night, however, the spirits of Christmas take him to visit the past, the present, and the future. Will Scrooge come to understand the meaning of Christmas?

Charles Dickens’s Christmas tale of virtue and justice has enchanted theatre-goers for more than 150 years. Now the story set in 19th century London is seen as an affecting ballet, which premieres at the Finnish National Ballet in the festive season of 2023. The impactful visuals of the production recreate the industrialising Victorian city, showcasing the contrast between the upper middle classes’ Christmas finery and the wretched conditions of the urban poor.

Age recommendation: 7+ years

CHOREOGRAPHY David Bintley
MUSICSally Beamish
CONDUCTOR Paul Murphy
SETS Anna Fleischle
COSTUMES Anna Fleischle
LIGHTING DESIGN Mark Henderson
PROJECTION DESIGN Anna Fleischle

CAST:

EBENEZER SCROOGE Johan Pakkanen
YOUNG SCROOGE Martin Nudo
BELLE, SCROOGE’S FIANCÉE Abigail Sheppard
THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS PAST Zhiyao Chen
BOB CRATCHIT Frans Valkama
FRED, SCROOGE’S NEPHEW Jun Xia

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