Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, Op. 71

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Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, Op. 71


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28th Sept 2009







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Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, Op. 71

Recorded live at the War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco, California, on 19th & 20th December 2007.

Damian Smith, Elizabeth Powell, Davit Karapetyan, David Arce, Yuan Yuan Tan, Pierre-François Vilanoba & Vanessa Zahorian

San Francisco Ballet & San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, Martin West


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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 wellknown 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 has received 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

Picture 1080i High Definition / 16:9 Sound 2.0 & 5.0 PCM

Video codec AVC/MPEG-4 Disc size BD50 Menu language EN Subtitles: FR/DE/ES/IT (extras only)

Region code All regions Running time 133 mins Dimensions W135 H170 D12 (mm)

BBC Music Magazine

September 2009


“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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