27 October 2016 at 12.37pm | 9 Comments
Despite Christmas still being a couple of months away, preparations are well underway at Covent Garden for the return of this festive favourite. The rehearsal livestream saw Leticia Stock and Marcelino Sambé run through Clara and Hans-Peter's pas de deux and Claire Calvert rehearsing the role of the Rose Fairy.
In addition, Tchaikovsky's wonderful score was explored by Paul Wingfield as he demonstrated the enchanting and distinctive sound of the Celeste that soundtracks the Sugar Plum Fairy's solo.
As well as being on stage throughout the Christmas period, The Nutcracker will be relayed live to cinemas around the world on 8 December 2016 as part of the ROH Cinema Season.
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The Nutcracker runs 23 November 2016-12 January 2017. Tickets are still available.
The ballet will be relayed live to cinemas on 8 December 2016. Find your nearest cinema and sign up to our mailing list.
The production is staged with generous philanthropic support from Hans and Julia Rausing, Lady Jarvis, Peter Lloyd and the Friends of Covent Garden.