Settle down and enjoy Christmas fun and fantasy for all the family with these two magical classics from the Royal Opera House. All-time ballet favourite The Nutcracker comes to life in this stunning and captivating production – a real delight for adults and children alike. This is coupled with a spectacular and unforgettable performance of Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel.
Imaginatively staged and with a new and original interpretation, this classic fairy tale provides the ideal seasonal treat.
Running time: 265 minutes
Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/ES (The Nutcracker)
EN/FR/DE/ES/IT (Hansel and Gretel)
Sound format: 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS
“The dancing of the two young principals, Iohna Loots and Ricardo Cervera as Clara and her enchanted Nutcracker, is characterful and enchanting...this is a generally conventional production [of Nutcracker] which sets off the dancers well...Kirchschlager is a very believable shock-haired boy, and brings Hansel’s boredom and mischief to life with great panache...The delicious profile of the music as delivered is picked up by the orchestra under a most responsive conductor.”
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