The Royal Ballet: The Nutcracker
Tue 05 Dec - Sun 10 Dec 2017
A young girl’s enchanted present leads her on a wonderful Christmas adventure in this beautiful classical ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score.
The young Clara creeps downstairs on Christmas Eve to play with her favourite present – a Nutcracker doll. But the mysterious magician Drosselmeyer is waiting to sweep her off on a magical adventure...
Peter Wright’s nigh-on definitive production for The Royal Ballet ranks as one of the most enduring and enchanting versions of The Nutcracker. With its festive period setting, dancing snowflakes and enchanting stage magic, Lev Ivanov’s 1892 ballet has become the perfect Christmas entertainment, with Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous, sugar-spun music the most recognizable of all ballet performances.
Conductor – Barry Wordsworth
Choir – London Oratory Junior Choir
Orchestra – Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Please Note: The Showing on the 10th is not a Live Broadcast, but is an ENCORE event