THE NUTCRACKER (Recorded 2016) – Royal Opera House 2019-20

 

The Royal Ballet’s glorious production of The Nutcracker, created by Peter Wright in1984, 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 timeis suspended, the family
living-room becomes a great battlefield, and a magical journeytakes them through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets. Tchaikovsky’s glitteringscore, the gorgeous festive stage designs, and The Royal Ballet’s captivating dancingincluding an exquisite pas de deux between the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince, make thisNutcracker the quintessential Christmas experience.