Favorite Ballets: The Nutcracker

In which I discuss another ballet I really enjoyed: The Royal Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker.

Mantis costume by BeBaGo (EtsyFacebookInstagram)

Mantis helm by Carol Datura Riot (EtsyFacebookInstagram)

Disclaimer: I’m in no way affiliated with the Royal Ballet or Royal Opera House and are not driving any benefit from talking about them.

The Nutcracker recommended links

The 2016 and 2018 productions are streaming on Marquee TV

Playlist of behind the scenes, making of, and clips


2015 (1 hour 5 minutes, Lauren Cuthbertson, Matthew Golding “Sugarplum Fairy Pas de Deux”; Fumi Kaneko, James Hay, “Vivandière and Soldier Dolls”)
2016 (1 hour 10 minutes, Letitia Stock, Marcelino Sambé, “Hans-Peter & Clara”; Clare Calvert, “the Rose Fairy”)
2017 (1 hour, Tierny Heap, Mayara Magri, “the Rose Fairy”; Beatriz Stix-Brunell, Nicol Edmonds, “Sugarplum Fairy Pas de Deux”)
2018 (55 minutes, Isabella Gasparini, David Yudes, Gary Avis, Thomas Mock, “Clara, Hans-Peter, Drosselmeyer, Mouse King various scenes”)
2020 (51 minutes, Anna Rose O’Sullivan, Marcelino Sambé, “Sugarplum Fairy Pas de Deux”; Romany Pajdak, Leo Dixon, “Hans-Peter & Clara”)
Sugarplum Fairy Pas de Deux (24 minutes, 2012, Fumi Kaneko, Nehemiah Kish)

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