THE NUTCRACKER – ROH, LIVE SCREENING

Dance |
12th December 2013

SPECIAL FOOD EVENTA traditional Christmas night at the Opera.  We will be serving a sparkling glass of prosecco and canapes in the Warehouse Cafe, exclusively for The Nutcracker ticket holders, for only £10.00 per person – to book just click on 'You May Also be Interested In'  link when booking your ticket online.

From the very first notes of Tchaikovsky’s overture to The Nutcracker, a sense of mystery and magic pervades the theatre as Herr Drosselmeyer sets in train the events that will see his beloved nephew, Hans Peter, freed from the enchantment of the evil Mouse King by the resourceful Clara.

The Nutcracker unfolds over two glorious acts. For Act I it is Christmas Eve and we are brought to a party at which Drosselmeyer gives young Clara a nutcracker doll – beginning a night that includes a magically growing Christmas tree, a midnight battle of toy soldiers at which the Nutcracker defeats the villainous Mouse King and his army of mice, and a headlong pas de deux in which Clara and Hans Peter meet and celebrate their triumph before being enveloped in a magical snowstorm.

Act II whisks the young pair off to the Kingdom of Sweets, where they are entertained by the Sugar Plum Fairy with her handsome Prince and her glittering court in a series of dazzling dances. Peter Wright’s classic production, first seen at Covent Garden in 1984, is an essential part of Christmas for audiences of all ages.

Cast TBC
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Music Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky Choreography Peter Wright after Lev Ivanov, Conductor Tom Seligman Designs Julia Trevelyan Oman

DATES & TIMES

12th December 2013

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