Discover the enchantment of ballet with this sparkling festive treat for the whole family.
Join Clara at a delightful Christmas Eve party that becomes a magical adventure once everyone else is tucked up in bed. Marvel at the brilliance of Tchaikovsky’s score, as Clara and her enchanted Nutcracker fight the Mouse King and visit the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince in the glittering Kingdom of Sweets. Peter Wright’s much-loved production for The Royal Ballet, with gorgeous period designs by Julia Trevelyan Oman, keeps true to the spirit of this festive ballet classic, combining the thrill of the fairy tale with spectacular classical dancing.
Music: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
Original scenario: Marius Petipa after E.T.A. Hoffmann
Production and scenario: Peter Wright
Designer: Julia Trevelyan Oman
Lighting designer: Mark Henderson
Production consultant: Roland John Wiley
Conducted by: Barry Wordsworth
The Sugar Plum Fairy: Fumi Kaneko
Her Prince: William Bracewell
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House