Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 20/21: The NutcrackerU

Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 20/21: The Nutcracker

Book Tickets

Click a time to book tickets


Share This Page

Info

Please be aware that there are no trailers before the performance.

Synopsis

The Royal Ballet celebrated Peter Wright’s 90th birthday with his much-loved production of this beautiful classical ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score. Starring Lauren Cuthbertson,Federico Bonelli,Francesca Hayward andAlexander Campbell.


Peter Wright's interpretation of The Nutcrackerhas been enchanting children and adults alike since its first performance by The Royal Ballet in 1984. Lev Ivanov's 1892 ballet combined with Tchaikovsky's sumptuous, iconic score are presented in afestive period setting with vivid designs to make this a charming and magical production.


Loosely based on the story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, the ballet begins in the 19th-century German home of the Stahlbaums, where they are hosting a lively Christmas party. The period setting is captured in opulent detail by Julia Trevelyan Oman's designs, which include authentic Christmas tree decorations that are magically brought to life. Wright's choreography ingeniously incorporates surviving fragments of the ballet's original material, including the sublime pas de deux for the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince. But in emphasizing the relationship between Clara and the Nutcracker, the production also gains a touching subtext of first love.