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The Nutcracker Blu-ray (The Royal Ballet) 2016

The Royal Ballet’s The Nutcracker is the quintessential Christmas ballet. When her nutcracker toy comes to life, young Clara is transported by the magician Drosselmeyer to a magical world of excitement and delight. Lauren Cuthbertson and Federico Bonelli dance the exquisite Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince; Francesca Hayward and Alexander Campbell take the roles of Clara and the Nutcracker; and Gary Avis is the mysterious, kindly Drosselmeyer. This performance celebrated Peter Wright’s 90th birthday and a production that has been in The Royal Ballet’s repertory for more than thirty years. With sumptuous period designs, spellbinding stage effects and of course Tchaikovsky’s iconic score, The Nutcracker continues to enchant audiences of all ages.

Music: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
The Sugar Plum Fairy: Lauren Cuthbertson 
The Prince: Federico Bonelli
Herr Drosselmeyer: Gary Avis
Clara: Francesca Hayward
Hans-Peter / The Nutcracker: Alexander Campbell
Artist of the Royal Ballet

The Royal Ballet
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Conductor: Boris Gruzin
Choreography: Peter Wright after Lev Ivanov
Designer: Julia Trevelyan Oman
Lighting: Mark Henderson

Plus: Introduction to The Nutcracker / Cast Gallery / Peter Wright at 90

Picture: 16:9
Sound: LPCM 2.0 / DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio
Fomat: NTSC
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Duration: 109+10 mins
Subtitles: TBC
Year: 2016

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