DetailsThis enchanting story tells the tale of how Clara is given a wooden nutcracker as a Christmas present by Dr Drosselmeyer. During the Christmas party Clara and her brother Fritz fight over the nutcracker doll. Later that night Clara wakes and looks for the Nutcracker doll. When the clock strikes twelve, giant mice appear and fight with the toy soldiers. The nutcracker doll comes to life and joins in the battle. Clara finally kills the King Mouse with her shoe and The Nutcracker Doll is transformed into a handsome prince who takes Clara through the land of snow to the Kingdom of Sweet and the Palace of the Sugar Plum Fairy. 1st performance of this production Royal Opera House 22 December 2000.
Producer: Royal Ballet
Conductor: Koen Kessels
Choreographer: Peter Wright (after Lev Ivanov)
Director(s): Marius Petipa (original Scenario), Peter Wright (Production and Scenario)
Design: Julia Trevelyan Oman
Lighting: Mark Henderson
Other(s): Roland John Wiley (Production Consultant), Christopher Carr (staging)