Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Choreography by Peter Wright after Lev Ivanov
Peter Wright's production has been called definitive: the ultimate Nutcracker, brought to life by The Royal Ballet.
This all-time ballet favourite, in which young Clara is swept into a fantasy adventure when one of her Christmas presents comes to life, is at its most enchanting in Peter Wright’s glorious production – as fresh as ever in its 25th year.
Tchaikovsky’s ravishing score, period designs by Julia Trevelyan Oman (including an ingenious magical Christmas tree), an exquisite Sugar Plum Fairy (Miyako Yoshida), chivalrous Prince (Steven McRae), the mysterious Drosselmeyer (Gary Avis) and vibrant dancing by The Royal Ballet make for a captivating performance.
The Royal Ballet's Nutcracker is 25 years old this year, and still sparklingly sweet.
The Nutcracker was staged and filmed live at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London in November 2009 and is part of the Royal Opera House Collection.
Production photography © ROH/Johan Persson, 2009.
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