- Directed by:
- Peter Wright
- Boris Gruzin
- Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
- Lauren Cuthbertson; Federico Bonelli; Francesca Hayward; Alexander Campbell; Gary Avis
- Royal Opera House Enterprises Ltd
- Release Date:
- United Kingdom
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THE NUTCRACKER IS A LIVE RECORDING OF A BALLET PERFORMANCE AT THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, LONDON.
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 Drosselmeyer the magician sweeps young Clara away on a fantasy adventure in which time is suspended, the family livingroom 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.
APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 2 HOURS 15 MINUTES, INCLUDING INTERVALS.