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The Nutcracker DVD (The Royal Ballet) 2009

This all-time ballet favourite, in which young Clara is swept into a fantasy adventure when one of her Christmas presents comes to life, is at its most enchanting in Peter Wright’s glorious production – as fresh as ever in its 25th year. Tchaikovsky’s ravishing score, period designs by Julia Trevelyan Oman (including an ingenious magical Christmas Tree), an exquisite Sugar Plum Fairy (Miyako Yoshida), a chivalrous Prince (Steven McRae) and vibrant dancing by The Royal Ballet make for a captivating performance. Filmed in High Definition and recorded in true surround sound.

Music: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
The Sugar Plum Fairy: Miyako Yoshida
The Prince: Steven McRae
Herr Drosselmeyer: Gary Avis
Clara: Iohna Loots
Hans-Peter / The Nutcracker: Ricardo Cervera
Artists of the Royal Ballet

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Conductor: Koen Kessels
Choreography: Peter Wright after Lev Ivanov
Designs: Julia Trevelyan Oman
Lighting: Mark Henderson

Plus: Cast gallery / Rehearsing at White Lodge / Peter Wright tells the story of The Nutcracker

Picture: 16:9
Sound: LPCM 2.0 / DTS 5.1 (5.0)
Fomat: NTSC
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Duration: 127 mins
Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/ES
Year: 2009

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