ROH Encore: The Nutcracker (Recorded 2016)

Duration: 135 min

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. On Christmas Eve, 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.


RECORDED LIVE AT THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE
Thursday 8 December 2016

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

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House



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