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The Nutcracker Blu-ray (Vienna State Ballet)

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This recording on bluray features the Wiener Staarsballett dancing Rudolf Nureyev's final, 1985 Paris version of The Nutcracker, featuring two magnificent young soloist and the splendid Vienna corps de ballet. The critic Clive Barnes set the tone by remarking: 'No version of The Nutcracker that we have ever seen has been more potently dramatic; few have displayed so sharp an imprint of personal style.'

Music: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky
Clara:Liudmila Konovalova
Drosselmeyer / The Prince: Vladimir Shishov
Luisa & Fritz / Spanish Dance: Emilia Baranowicz, Davide Dato
The Parents / Russian Dance: Franziska Wallner-Hollinek, Gabor Oberegger
The Grandparents / Arabian Dance: Eva Polacek, Christoph Wenzel
The Rat King: Attila Bakó, Martin Winter 

Wiener Staatsballett
Ballet Director: Manuel Legris
Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper
Conductor: Paul Connelly
Choreography & Stage Director: Rudolf Nureyev 
Set and Costume Design: Nicholas Georgiadis
Lighting: Jacques Giovanangeli
Staging: Aleth Francillon, Manuel Legris 

Picture: 16:9 HD 1080i
Sound: PCM Stereo / DTS-HD MA 5.0
Duration: 102 mins
Region code: 0 (Worldwide)
Year: 2012