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The Royal Ballet: The Nutcracker

11 Dec 2022

Tickets: £15

Description

Starts 2pm

Filmed Live on Thursday 8 December 2022

Running time: 2 hours and 45 minutes (including one interval)

 

Join Clara at a delightful Christmas Eve party that becomes a magical adventure once everyone else is tucked up in bed. Marvel at the brilliance of Tchaikovsky’s score, as Clara and her enchanted Nutcracker fight the Mouse King and visit the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince in the glittering Kingdom of Sweets. Peter Wright’s much-loved production for The Royal Ballet, with gorgeous period designs by Julia Trevelyan Oman, keeps true to the spirit of this festive ballet classic, combining the thrill of the fairy tale with spectacular classical dancing.

 

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

Production consultant: Roland John Wiley

Conducted by: Barry Wordsworth

 

The Sugar Plum Fairy: Fumi Kaneko

Her Prince: William Bracewell

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House