The Nutcracker - The Royal Ballet Tickets

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THE NUTCRACKER - THE ROYAL BALLET is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 5.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great way to end the festive season! I went to this event on January 7th, and it really rounded off the Christmas holidays. The performance of Nutcracker was magical and really engaged the audience, a great way to bring Ballet to the general public.
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from beautiful - felt very special being in the Opera House too Saw this advertised and thought start a great way to end the Christmas break - we weren't disappointed, lovely seats, fabulous costumes and staging, and the dancing amazing - thoroughly wonderful evening
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointing ROH staff We went as a family and my son missed the whole of the second act due to the fact that the usherette would not allow him back into his seat despite the fact that the curtain had not gone up. He was caught in a toilet queue during the interval.
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Magical evening at The Royal Opera House: The Nutcracker The Nutcracker classical ballet was magical; out of this world; a Christmas treat, danced to Tchaikovsky's score. We were seated in the Amphitheatre and it was a fantastic view.
Date published: 2016-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful, emotional and incredible This was the first time I have seen a ballet and it was amazing. Beautiful dancing and costumes. A fantastic story which was easy to follow. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2016-11-30
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Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker score was commissioned by the director of the Russian Imperial Theatres, following the resounding success of The Sleeping Beauty in 1890. Marius Petipa created the scenario, which is based on a fairytale by E.T.A. Hoffmann, and Lev Ivanov provided the choreography. The Nutcracker was first performed in 1892 at the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg. It initially had a poor reception, but its combination of enchanting choreography and unforgettable music has since made it one of the most loved of all ballets. In Peter Wright's classic production for The Royal Ballet, the stage sparkles with theatrical magic - a Christmas tree grows before our eyes, toy soldiers come to life to fight the villainous Mouse King and Clara and the Nutcracker are whisked off to the Kingdom of Sweets on a golden sleigh. Tchaikovsky's score contains some of ballet's best-known melodies, from the flurrying Waltz of the Snowflakes to the dream-like Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy - all brilliantly set in Wright's choreography. Julia Trevelyan Oman's designs draw upon 19th-century images of Christmas, making this magical production perfect for the festive season.