Royal Ballet: The Nutcracker [Recorded 2016]

SHOWING FROM
Sun 29 Dec 2019

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

 

The Royal Ballet's glorious production of The Nutcracker, created by Peter Wright in 1984, is the production par excellence of an all-time ballet favourite.

 

It is Christmas Eve and Herr Drosselmeyer the magician sweeps young Clara away on a fantasy adventure in which time is suspended, the family living-room becomes a great battlefield, and a magical journey takes them through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets. Tchaikovsky's glittering score, the gorgeous festive stage designs, and The Royal Ballet's captivating dancing including an exquisite pas de deux between the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince, make this Nutcracker the quintessential Christmas experience.

 

 

Choreography

Peter Wright after Lev Ivanov

Music Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky

Original scenario Marius Petipa
after E.T.A.Hoffmann

Production and scenario Peter Wright

Designer Julia Trevelyan Oman

Lighting designer Mark Henderson

Staging Christopher Carr

Conductor Boris Gruzin

The Sugar Plum Fairy Lauren Cuthbertson

The Prince Federico Bonelli

Clara Francesca Hayward

Hans-Peter/The Nutcracker
Alexander Campbell

Herr Drosselmeyer Gary Avis

 

RECORDED LIVE AT THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE - Thursday 8 December 2016 

 

Image: Meaghan Grace Hinkis as Clara in The Nutcracker, The Royal Ballet ©ROH/Tristram Kenton, 2013. Image by AKA ©ROH 2016.


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