A Christmas Celebration (Box Set)

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A Christmas Celebration (Box Set)


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1st Oct 2012




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A Christmas Celebration (Box Set)


Hänsel und Gretel

Angelika Kirchschlager (Hansel), Diana Damrau (Gretel), Elizabeth Connell (Gertrud), Thomas Allen (Peter) & Anja Silja (Witch)

Tiffin Boys’ Choir and Children’s Chorus & The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Colin Davis (conductor) & Moshe Leiser & Patrice Caurier (stage directors)


The Nutcracker, Op. 71

Miyako Yoshida (The Sugar Plum Fairy), Ricardo Cervera (Nephew/Nutcracker), Steven McRae (The Prince), Gary Avis (Drosselmeyer) & Iohna Loots (Clara)

The Royal Ballet & The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Koen Kessels (conductor) & Peter Wright (stage director)

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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

MusicWeb International

November 2012

“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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