A CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION The Nutcracker / Hansel and Gretel. The Royal Ballet, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Koen Kessels, Colin Davis. Opus Arte 3 DVD

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A CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION (BOX SET)

THE NUTCRACKER / HANSEL AND GRETEL

Royal Opera House

The Sugar Plum Fairy Miyako Yoshida

Nephew/Nutcracker Ricardo Cervera

The Prince Steven McRae

Drosselmeyer Gary Avis

Clara Iohna Loots

The Royal Ballet

The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Koen Kessels

Stage Director Peter Wright

Hansel Angelika Kirchschlager

Gretel Diana Damrau

Gertrud Elizabeth Connell

Peter Thomas Allen

Witch Anja Silja

Tiffin Boys’ Choir and Children’s Chorus

The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Colin Davis

Stage Directors Moshe Leiser & Patrice Caurier

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.

What the press said:

‘‘One of the very best seasonal treats for children and adults alike, the Royal Ballet’s Nutcracker is a handsome, magical, thoroughly traditional rendering of ETA Hoffmann’s immortal if deeply strange story.’’ Sunday Express (The Nutcracker)

‘‘Angelika Kirchschlager’s tousled, boyish Hänsel and Diana Damrau’s Gretel are dramatically convincing and vocally superb, while their parents, excellently sung and played by Elizabeth Connell and Thomas Allen, earn our sympathy as well as our censure....Colin Davis, unafraid to relish the icing on the cake, draws a warm, effulgent sound from the orchestra.’’ Evening Standard (Hansel and Gretel)

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

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