Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker (DVD) | Opus Arte OA1248D

Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker (DVD)

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Label: Opus Arte

Cat No: OA1248D

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Ballet

Release Date: 27th November 2020

Contents

Artists

Merle Park
Rudolf Nureyev
Lesley Collier
Ronald Plaisted
Wayne Sleep
Monica Mason
Deanne Bergam
Keith Martine
Ann Jenner
Leslie Edwards
Betty Kavanagh
Gerd Larsen
Stanley Holden
The Royal Ballet
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Conductor

John Lanchbery

Works

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

The Nutcracker, op.71

Artists

Merle Park
Rudolf Nureyev
Lesley Collier
Ronald Plaisted
Wayne Sleep
Monica Mason
Deanne Bergam
Keith Martine
Ann Jenner
Leslie Edwards
Betty Kavanagh
Gerd Larsen
Stanley Holden
The Royal Ballet
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Conductor

John Lanchbery

About

An exciting re-issue of a historic performance of Tchaikovsky’s much-loved ballet.

Explore the dreamlike world of Rudolf Nureyev’s interpretation of The Nutcracker. In his imaginative retelling of a 19th-century classic, the young Clara (Merle Park) is propelled by dark forces from the realm of childhood into a radiant kingdom where she takes centre stage. With a striking psychoanalytic dimension to the traditional festive favourite, Clara’s surreal journey becomes an allegory for the hopes and dreams of a young girl on the cusp of adulthood, her transformation evoked by the whirling snowflakes and glittering sugar of Tchaikovsky’s famous score.

This 1968 recording is a golden opportunity to watch a great historical performance from The Royal Ballet featuring the illustrious pairing of Rudolf Nureyev and Merle Park in a scintillating display of virtuosity.

Cast:
- Clara: Merle Park
- Drosselmeyer/The Prince: Rudolf Nureyev
- Shepherd Dancer: Lesley Collier
- The Rat King: Ronald Plaisted
- The Nutcracker: Wayne Sleep
- Snowflake: Monica Mason
- Snowflake: Deanne Bergam
- Fritz: Keith Martine
- Louisa: Ann Jenner
- Dr Stahlbaum: Leslie Edwards
- Frau Stahlbaum: Betty Kavanagh
- Grandmother: Gerd Larsen
- Grandfather: Stanley Holden

Choreography: Peter Wright after Lev Ivanov
Designer: Nicholas Georgiadis
Lighting Designer: William Bundy

Duration: approx. 156 minutes
Audio: LPCM Stereo

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