Royal Ballet

The Nutcracker

In Cinemas This Christmas!
Koen Kessels
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Akane Takada (The Sugar Plum Fairy), Cesar Corrales (The Prince), Christopher Saunders (Herr Drosselmeyer), Isabelle Gasparini (Clara), Luca Acri (Hans-Peter/The Nutcracker)
Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
Peter Wright after Lev Ivanov
Peter Wright
Julia Trevelyan Oman
2h40 incl. interval
Captured live from Covent Garden, London, Dec 2021
Official Event Listing

Ballet in two acts (1892)

Discover the enchantment of ballet with this sparkling festive treat for the whole family. Tchaikovsky’s much-loved music is matched to a story of magic on Christmas Eve, and the journey of Clara and her Nutcracker to the Land of Sweets brings with it some of the most familiar of all ballet moments.

Peter Wright’s gorgeous production for The Royal Ballet keeps true to the spirit of this Russian ballet classic, and the many solo roles and ensembles show the world-class skills of the Company at its best.


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