Ballet; Opera

Release Date:

Oct 2012

Number of Discs:



2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS


EN, FR, DE, ES (The Nutcracker); EN. FR, DE, ES, IT (Hansel und Gretel)

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 Anamorphic



Catalog Number:


A Christmas Celebration

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker; Humperdinck: Hansel und Gretel

Ricardo Cervera (Nutcracker / Nephew); Miyako Yoshida (Sugar Plum Fairy); Iohna Loots (Clara); Angelika Kirchschlager (Hansel); Diana Damrau (Gretel); Anja Silja (Witch);

The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House; Koen Kessels; Sir Colin Davis

Stage Director(s): Peter Wright; 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.


"...the Royal Ballet’s Nutcracker is a handsome, magical, thoroughly traditional rendering..." (The Sunday Express - The Nutcracker)