Tchaikovsky’s unforgettable score combines with Peter Wright’s magical choreography, inspired by Lev Ivanov, in an atmosphere of fantasy and the supernatural. Hoffman’s Christmas story unfolds with breathtaking splendour and beauty in the most festive and enduring of all ballets.
Music: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
Drosselmeyer: Anthony Dowell
Clara: Alina Cojocaru
Hans-Peter / Nutcracker: Ivan Putrov
Sugar Plum Fairy: Miyako Yoshida
Sugar Plum Fairy’s Prince: Jonathan Cope
Artist of the Royal Ballet
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Conductor: Evgenii Svetlanov
Choreography: Peter Wright after Lev Ivanov
Production: Peter Wright
Extras:‘The Transformation Revealed’: behind-the-scenes secrets of the spectacular Christmas tree scene. Illustrated booklet with synopsis and biographies in English, French and German. Producer Peter Wright on The Royal Ballet production. Anthony Dowell on the role of Herr Drosselmeyer.
Sound: Dolby Surround / LPCM Stereo
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Running Time: 133 mins