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This 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. Production and revised scenario Peter Wright. Production Consultant Roland John Wiley. Running time 2 hours 15 minutes. Revival sponsored (1999) by The Friends of Covent Garden.

Music Tchaikovsky. Choreographer Lev Ivanov. Choreographer Peter Wright (revised staging). Conductor Evgenii Svetlanov (Dec 22/23/27e/29e/Jan 2/3/5/6e/10/11/13/15/16/19/20). Conductor Andrea Quinn (Dec 23m/27m/28m/29m/Jan 6m/8). Design Julia Trevelyan. Design Oman. Lighting Mark Henderson.

The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker (Dance or ballet) production archive for QTIX code T37694735. Details of all The Nutcracker archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S846

Archive Listings

22 Dec 00
20 Jan 01
Royal Opera House
West End
Greater London

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