Peter Wright’s production of The Nutcracker is considered the world’s most beautiful. Coupled with Tchaikovsky's beloved score, it’s a magical experience for the whole family.
Clara, a young ballet student, is celebrating with her family at a Christmas Eve party. The magician Drosselmeyer gives her a nutcracker doll – and when the clock strikes twelve, dreams and magic are unleashed, the doll becomes a prince and Clara is whisked away to fantastical lands.
This stunning production has all the delights of a traditional Nutcracker – the Christmas tree that grows to towering heights, the Sugar Plum Fairy, the dancing rats, and the sweets – with some extra treats like a Rose Fairy and a flying goose thrown in!
Enjoy this festive interpretation of the ballet world’s most beloved tale today on Ballet TV
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Choreography Peter Wright, Lev Ivanov, Vincent Redmon
Music Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Production Peter Wright
Guest Repetiteur Desmond Kelly
Costume and set design John F Macfarlane
Original lighting design David Finn
Reproduced by Graham Silver
Music performed by Orchestra Victoria
Music Director and Chief Conductor Nicolette Fraillon
Concertmaster Roger Jonsson
Artistic Director David McAllister AM