Release Date:

Oct 2012

Number of Discs:



2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS


The Nutcracker: EN, FR, DE, ES; The Tales of Beatrix Potter: EN, FR, DE, ES, IT; Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: EN, FR, DE, ES; Peter and the Wolf: EN, FR, DE, ES

Territory Exclusions:


Aspect Ratio:

16:9 Anamorphic



Catalog Number:


Ballet for Children (The Royal Ballet)

Miyako Yoshida (Ballet Dancer); Steven McRae (Ballet Dancer); Victoria Hewitt (Ballet Dancer); Ricardo Cervera (Ballet Dancer); Lauren Cuthbertson (Ballet Dancer); Sergei Polunin (Ballet Dancer);

This unique collection brings together four jewels of the Royal Ballet repertoire that will delight and captivate young viewers the world over. Prepare to be enchanted by the timelessly colourful characters of Beatrix Potter including Peter Rabbit and friends; swept up in the magical world of Clara and her beloved Nutcracker; dazzled by Alice's weird and wonderful adventures in Wonderland; and spellbound by the action in Prokofiev's classic Peter and the Wolf.

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker

Miyako Yoshida, Steven McRae, Gary Avis, Iohna Loots, Ricardo Cervera

Artists of the Royal Ballet

Conductor: Koen Kessels

Production: Peter Wright

Ashton: The Tales of Beatrix Potter

Victoria Hewitt, Ricardo Cervera, Gary Avis

The Royal Ballet

Royal Ballet Sinfonia

Conductor: Paul Murphy

Wheeldon: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Lauren Cuthbertson, Sergei Polunin, Edward Watson, Zenaida Yanowsky

Orchestra of The Royal Opera House

Conductor: Barry Wordsworth

Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf

Sergei Polunin, Will Kemp, Kilian Smith, Charlotte Edmonds, Laurine Muccioli, Chisato Katsura

The Royal Ballet

Conductor: Paul Murphy


"Peter Rabbit’s beautiful and magical garden of dreams will transport every adult straight back to their childhood." (The Stage - The Tales of Beatrix Potter)

"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)

"What a treat this is - such an imaginative treatment of a favourite story. There are extraordinary, eccentric sets and special effects; colourful, larger-than-life, argumentative characters and extraordinary costumes. Lauren Cuthbertson, as Alice, is excellent, her every movement suggesting the actions and emotions of this curious, spirited pre-adolescent... Christopher Wheeldon’s choreography is very imaginative and fitting for every character." (Musicweb International - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland)

"... Matthew Hart’s Peter and the Wolf is one of the most beguiling children’s ballets around." (The Daily Telegraph - Peter and the Wolf)