Casse-Noisette, Tchaïchovski (Royal Ballet)

Wednesday December 18th, 2019 – 19h

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.

MUSIC
Piotr Ilitch Tchaikovsky

ORIGINAL SCENARIO
Marius Petipa

CHOREOGRAPHY
Peter Wright from Lev Ivanov

PRODUCTION AND SCENARIO
Peter Wright

COSTUME DESIGN
Julia Trevelyan Oman

LIGHTING DESIGNER
Mark Henderson

PRODUCTION CONSULTANT
Roland John Wiley

DURATION
2 h 30 approx

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