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 production the quintessential Christmas experience.


 Recorded live at the Royal Opera House on 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

  • Release Date :
  • 17 Dec 2019
  • Certificate :
  • 12A
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