Recorded live at the War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco, California, on 19th & 20th December 2007
Damian Smith (Uncle Drosselmeyer), Elizabeth Powell (Clara), Davit Karapetyan (Nutcracker Prince), David Arce (King of the Mice), Yuan Yuan Tan (Queen of Snow), Pierre-François Vilanoba (King of Snow), Vanessa Zahorian (Sugar Plum Fairy)
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Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson
This visually stunning, all-new production of Nutcracker, choreographed by Helgi Tomasson (artistic director of the San Francisco Ballet) is a graceful and timeless adventure on a grand scale. The scenic design by Michael Yeargan, setting the tale at the time of the 1915 San Francisco World Fair, is sensational. From the lovely Waltz of the Flowers to the crystalline beauty of the stunning Snowflake Waltz, each scene is more breathtaking than the last, bringing to life all the well-known and beloved characters with fresh sparkle and compelling originality. Recorded in High Definition video and true surround sound, this age-transcending production offers a dazzling magical journey which is garnering critical acclaim throughout the world.
Illustrated synopsis & cast gallery.
Interviews with Helgi Tomasson, Michael Yeargan and Martin Pakledinaz.
Documentary: 1915 World's Fair.
‘The opulent new version of the seasonal classic, launched spectacularly by the San Francisco Ballet, is every parent’s dream of a holiday treat. It looks scrumptious, tastes delicious, offers substantial nourishment and won’t cause cavities.’ San Francisco Examiner
“This sumptuous production of Nutcracker updates the scenario to San Francisco during the 1915 International Exposition. With ravishing sets, superb dancing and stunning sound, it is an absolute delight.”
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