TCHAIKOVSKY, P.I.: Nutcracker (The) (Royal Ballet, 2009)

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The Nutcracker, Op. 71
Choreographer: Wright, Peter
Original Choreographer: Ivanov, Lev

Drosselmeyer: Avis, Gary
Nutcracker: Cervera, Ricardo
The Prince: McRae, Steven
The Sugar Plum Fairy: Yoshida, Miyako

Conductor: Kessels, Koen
Television Director: MacGibbon, Ross
Lighting Designer: Henderson, Mark
Set/Stage Designer: Oman, Julia Trevelyan
Costume Designer: Oman, Julia Trevelyan

Date of Concert: 12-2009
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Playing Time: 02:08:00
Catalogue Number: OA1036D
UPC: 809478010364

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) and chivalrous Prince (Steven McRae), the mysterious Drosselmeyer (Gary Avis) and vibrant dancing by The Royal Ballet make for a captivating performance.

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