ROH: The Nutcracker
Broadcast, Royal Opera House

Date and time
Sun 17th December 2023 at 2:00pm
No material likely to offend or harm

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Choreography Peter Wright after Lev Ivanov’. Music Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky. Original scenario Marius Petipa after E.T.A. Hoffman

Production and scenario Peter Wright. Designer Julia Trevelyan Oman. Lighting designer Mark Henderson

Production consultant Roland John Wiley. Conductor Andrew Litton. Cast Anna Rose O’Sullivan, Marcelino Sambé

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Recorded Live

Join Clara at a delightful Christmas Eve party that becomes a magical adventure once everyone else is tucked up in bed. Marvel at the brilliance of Tchaikovsky’s score, as Clara and her enchanted Nutcracker fight the Mouse King and visit the Sugar Plum Fairy in the glittering Kingdom of Sweets.

Peter Wright’s much-loved production for The Royal Ballet, with gorgeous period designs by Julia Trevelyan Oman, keeps true to the spirit of this festive ballet classic, combining the thrill of the fairy tale with spectacular dancing.

(2hrs 50min, including one interval)