The Nutcracker is a family favourite at Christmas time and is one of the most delightful ways to discover the enchantment of ballet. The story of Clara, a girl on a magical Christmas Eve adventure, is accompanied by sparkling music and even dancing sweets! Watch the full company of The Royal Ballet in this much-loved ballet classic.
Please note that the Thursday 9th December performance is a live screening, streamed live from The Royal Opera House, whereas the Sunday 12th December showing is an encore (live recording).
Duration: 2 hours and 40 minutes (including one interval)
Akane Takada (The Sugar Plum Fairy), Cesar Corrales (The Prince), Christopher Saunders (Herr Drosselmeyer), Isabella Gasparini (Clara), Luca Acri (Hans-Peter/The Nutcracker)
Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House
Conducted By Koen Kessels
Choreography Peter Wright After Lev Ivanov
Music Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
Original scenario – Marius Petipa
Production and scenario – Peter Wright
Designer – Julia Trevelyan Oman
Lighting designer – Mark Henderson
Production consultant – Roland John Wiley