Nutcracker (The Royal Ballet)

Overview

England's Royal Ballet mounted this 2009 production of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker - one of the true hallmarks of the holiday season, which finds sweet young Clara getting swept into a lavish fantasy after one of her Christmas presents springs to magical life. This version stars Miyako Yoshida as The Sugar Plum Fairy, Steven McRae as The Prince, Gary Avis as Herr Drosselmeyer, and Iohna Loots as Clara. Peter Wright adapted Lev Ivanov's original choreography, Peter Wright did the production and scenario,...
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Overview

England's Royal Ballet mounted this 2009 production of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker - one of the true hallmarks of the holiday season, which finds sweet young Clara getting swept into a lavish fantasy after one of her Christmas presents springs to magical life. This version stars Miyako Yoshida as The Sugar Plum Fairy, Steven McRae as The Prince, Gary Avis as Herr Drosselmeyer, and Iohna Loots as Clara. Peter Wright adapted Lev Ivanov's original choreography, Peter Wright did the production and scenario, and Christopher Carr did the staging. The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House lends symphonic accompaniment under the baton of Koen Kessels.
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Special Features

Cast gallery; Rehearsing at White Lodge; Peter Wright tells the story of the Nutcracker
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/26/2010
  • UPC: 809478010364
  • Original Release: 2009
  • Source: Bbc / Opus Arte
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Stereo
  • Sound: stereo
  • Time: 2:07:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 682

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Miyako Yoshida The Sugar Plum Fairy
Steven McRae The Prince
Gary Avis Herr Drosselmeyer
Iohna Loots Clara
Ricardo Cervera Hans-Peter/The Nutcracker
Koen Kessels Conductor
Technical Credits
Ross MacGibbon Director, Producer
James Whitbourn Executive Producer
Peter Wright Choreography
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Nutcracker
1. Opening [1:16]
2. Overture/Scene 1: Drosselmeyer's Workshop [3:12]
3. Scene 2: A Street Outside the Stahlbaums' House/Scene 3: The Stahlbaums' Living Room/The Party; the Christmas Angel Appears [4:06]
4. March: The Children Are Give Their Presents and Dance [2:49]
5. Gallop/The Dancing Mistress/The Arrival of St Nicholas/The Guest Dance [2:55]
6. Drosselmeyer's Magic Tricks/Harldquin and Columbine Dolls/Soldier and Vivandière Dolls [6:26]
7. Clara Dances With Her Nutcracker Doll/Clara and Her Friends Dance/Grandfather and the Guests Dance [7:51]
8. The Guests Leave and the Christmas Angel Appears [3:25]
9. Midnight; Drosselmeyer Appears; the Transformation [4:17]
10. Scene 4: The Battle/The Mouse King Appears [3:40]
11. Pas de Deux: Clara and Hans-Peter/Scene 5: The Land of Snow [3:59]
12. Waltz of the Snowflakes [7:31]
13. Scene 1: The Journey to the Kingdom of Sweets [4:17]
14. Scene 2: The Sugar Garden of the Palace/Divertissements [6:02]
15. Spanish Dance [1:28]
16. Arabian Dance [4:50]
17. Chinese Dance [1:16]
18. Russian Dance [1:33]
19. Dance of the Mirlitons [2:42]
20. Waltz of the Flowers [8:01]
21. Grand Pas de Deux: The Sugar Plum Fairy and Her Prince [6:26]
22. Variaton: The Prince [1:14]
23. Variation: the Sugar Plum Fairy [2:59]
24. Coda [2:08]
25. Waltz Finale and Apotheosis [3:49]
26. Scene 3: A Street Outside the Stahlbaums' House/Scene 4: Drosselmeyer's Workshop Later That Night [2:34]
27. Curtain Calls and Credits [7:17]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Nutcracker
   Play
   Chapters
   Extras
      Cast Gallery
      Rehearsing at White Lodge
      Peter Wright Tells the Story of the Nutcracker
   Set-Up
      Audio: Stereo
      Audio: DTS Surround
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Deutsch
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: None
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