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 Julie Trevelyan Oman (including an ingenious magical Christmas Tree), an exquisite Sugar Plum Fairy (Miyako Yoshida), a 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.
The Sugar Plum Fairy: Miyako Yoshida
The Prince: Steven McRae
Herr Drosselmeyer: Gary Avis
Clara: Iohna Loots
Hans-Peter / The Nutcracker: Ricardo Cervera
Artists of The Royal Ballet.
Choreography by Peter Wright after Lev Ivanov
Music: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Koen Kessels 2009
A Royal Ballet production
Plus: Cast gallery / Rehearsing at White Lodge / Peter Wright tells the story of The Nutcracker
Sound: LPCM 2.0 / DTS 5.1 (5.0)
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Duration: 127 mins