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Experience the Nutcracker at Home

Watch a recording of the famous Ballet

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Experience the Nutcracker at Home
Experience the Nutcracker at Home

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Dec 16, 2023, 7:00 AM – Dec 17, 2023, 11:50 PM

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About the Event

2016 | 119 minutes

Enjoy The Nutcracker from the comfort and convenience of home. Register with your local Illinois Library to view the 2016 stage recording of The Nutcracker, danced by The Royal Ballet, with music played by Royal Opera House Orchestra.

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The Royal Ballet’s The Nutcracker is the quintessential Christmas ballet. When her nutcracker toy comes to life, young Clara is transported by the magician Drosselmeyer to a magical world of excitement and delight. Lauren Cuthbertson and Federico Bonelli dance the exquisite Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince; Francesca Hayward and Alexander Campbell take the roles of Clara and the Nutcracker; and Gary Avis is the mysterious, kindly Drosselmeyer. This performance celebrated Peter Wright’s 90th birthday and a production that has been in The Royal Ballet’s repertory for more than thirty years. With sumptuous period designs, spellbinding stage effects and of course Tchaikovsky’s iconic score, The Nutcracker continues to enchant audiences of all ages.

The Sugar Plum Fairy - Lauren Cuthbertson

The Prince - Federico Bonelli

Herr Drosselmeyer - Gary Avis

Clara - Francesca Hayward

Hans-Peter/The Nutcracker - Alexander Campbell

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Choreography - Peter Wright after Lev Ivanov

Music - Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky

Conductor - Boris Gruzin

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