This all-time ballet favourite, in which young Clara is swept into fantasy adventure when one of her Christmas present 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 Julie Trevelyan Oman (including an ingenious magical Christmas Tree), an exquisite Sugar Plum Fairy (Miyako Yoshida) and chivalrous Prince (Steven McRae) and vibrant dancing by The Royal Ballet make for a captivating performance. Filmed in High Definition and recorded in true surround sound.
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Music: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky
The Sugar Plum Fairy: Miyako Yoshida
The Prince: Steven McRae
Herr Drosselmeyer: Gary Avis
Clara: Iohna Loots
Hans-Peter / The Nutcracker: Ricardo Cervera
The Royal Ballet.
Choreography by Peter Wright after Lev Ivanov
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Koen Kessels 2009
Plus: Cast gallery / Rehearsing at White Lodge / Peter Wright tells the story of The Nutcracker.
Picture: 16:9 1080i
Sound: LPCM 2.0 / DTS 5.1 HD - Master Audio
Duration: 127 mins
Region code: All Regions
Subtitles: FR/DE/ES (Documentary only)
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