Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker & The Mouse King

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Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker & The Mouse King

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30th April 2012






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Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker & The Mouse King


The Nutcracker, Op. 71

Live Recording from The Amsterdam Music Theatre, 2011

Anna Tsygankova (Clara Staalboom), Matthew Golding (Prince), James Stout (Nutcracker) & Alexander Zhembrovskyy (Mouse King)

Dutch National Ballet & Holland Symfonia, Ermanno Florio



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Set and Costume Design by TOER VAN SCHAYK

Going to see Nutcracker with the whole family has been a tradition in other countries for many years. Now it is a tradition in the Netherlands as well.

It became apparent that the Netherlands had also adopted this tradition in 1996, when the Dutch National Ballet presented its own version of the famous fairytale ballet. It is a magical production that has won the hearts of more than 250,000 people to date.

Choreographers Toer van Schayk and Wayne Eagling created a Nutcracker for the children and adults of today. It is more dynamic and exciting, and less sweet than usual. They also chose to give a Dutch twist to their interpretation of the story, with skaters on the canals and a living room that transforms into a snowy forest. Unlike the original story, the production by Eagling and Van Schayk (who also designed the delightful sets and costumes) does not take place on Christmas Eve in a German town, but during St. Nicholas celebrations in Amsterdam, around 1810.

SPECIAL FEATURE: Behind the Scenes

Sound Format: PCM Stereo, dts-HD Master Audio 5.1

Picture Format: 16:9, 1080i

Format: 25 GB (Single Layer)

Language/Subtitles (bonus): GB (original), DE, FR

Running Time: 108 mins + 27 mins (bonus)

FSK: 0

Region Code: Worldwide

Worldwide available, excluding Japan

MusicWeb International

August 2012

“This production’s overall concept is relatively novel and dispenses with some of the familiar features of the story...Golding is strong, virile and technically assured while Tsygankova exhibits precision, delicacy and, above all, elegance... a very enjoyable, artistically impressive and out-of-the-ordinary account of The Nutcracker”

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