Tchaikovsky’s THE NUTCRACKER

The Royal Opera House Ballet presents Tchaikovsky’s


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Film Info
Runtime:135 minutes


The Royal Opera House Ballet


Sunday, December 17 at 12 noon | Members $11 | Public $16

A young girl’s enchanted present leads her on a wonderful adventure in this beautiful classic ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s glittering score.

Christmas simply wouldn’t be Christmas without The Royal Ballet’s classic production of The Nutcracker. Loosely based on a story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, it opens with the Christmas festivities of little Clara and her family and progresses through a sequence of dreams and enchantments that take Clara on her magical journey to the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of the Sweets. Peter Wright’s enchanting production with its wondrously growing Christmas tree and a rousing battle between the villainous Mouse King and an army of toy soldiers, mines the colour of Tchaikovsky’s score, retaining exquisite surviving fragments of the original Ivanov choreography, including the beautiful pas de deux for the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier. (UK, 2009, 158 min - includes intermission, NR - treat as PG, Choreography Peter Wright after Lev Ivanov, Music Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky, Original scenario Marius Petipa after E.T.A. Hoffmann’s Nußknacker und Mausekönig, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House)