The Nutcracker Blu-ray (The Royal Ballet) 2018


  • A treat for the whole family – a classic with a special place in hearts of ballet fans around the world. Peter Wright’s timeless and enchanting interpretation of The Nutcracker has been in The Royal Ballet’s repertory for over thirty years. Presented in a festive period setting, this charming and magical production features Marianela Nuñez as the exquisite Sugar Plum Fairy and Vadim Muntagirov as her charming Prince.

    Vivid designs and spellbinding stage effects which include authentic Christmas tree decorations that magically come to life, and Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous, iconic score combine to create the quintessential Christmas ballet – an opulent fantasy for the senses for audiences of all ages.

    Also available on DVD

    The Sugar Plum Fairy: Marianela Nuñez
    The Prince: Vadim Muntagirov
    Herr Drosselmeyer: Gary Avis
    Clara: Anna Rose O’Sullivan
    Hans-Peter / The Nutcracker: Marcelino Sambé
    Artists of the Royal Ballet

    Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
    Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
    Choreography: Peter Wright, after Lev Ivanov
    Music: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
    Designer: Julia Trevelyan Oman
    Lighting: Mark Henderson

    Plus: Introduction to The Nutcracker; Darcey Bussell at The Royal Ballet School

    Picture: 16:9
    Sound: LPCM 2.0 / DTS-HD Master Audio
    Region code: 0 (worldwide)
    Duration: 107+9 mins
    Year: 2018

  • "
    Peter Wright’s production of The Nutcracker has proved to be one of the most durable ballets in the Covent Garden repertoire... it has stood the test of time because, when it comes to Nutcrackers, there is simply nothing to beat it." The Times

    "The Royal Ballet’s Nutcracker is both opulent and cosy. The heroine’s magical journey takes her from a family party to the glitter of the Land of Sweets, where Marianela Nuñez is a Sugar Plum Fairy of radiant warmth and grandeur." The Independent

    "As the magician Drosselmeyer, a role he has played for many seasons now, Gary Avis has achieved national treasure status, and Anna Rose O'Sullivan is vivid and bright-eyed as Clara, the teenager whose transformative dream-journey the ballet describes. Her Nutcracker, as charming as the day is long, is the spring-heeled Marcellino Sambé... the grand pas de deux is rendered with flawless grandeur by Marianela Nuñez and Vadim Muntagirov." The Observer