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ROH Encore: The Nutcracker (Recorded 2016) [12A]

Runtime: 135 mins

Distributor: 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. 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 in 2016, this special performance celebrated Peter Wright's 90th birthday, and will be broadcast with new features. 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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