Nureyev – an exciting reissue of a classic!
This 1968 recording of The Nutcracker is a great historical performance from The Royal Ballet featuring the incomparable Rudolf Nureyev.
The Nutcracker © Royal Opera House Covent Garden Foundation
Merle Park and Rudolf Nureyev in The Nutcracker © Photograph by Donald Southern. Royal Opera House Covent Garden 1968
Wayne Sleep in The Nutcracker © Photograph by Donald Southern. Royal Opera House Covent Garden 1968
Explore the dreamlike world of Rudolf Nureyev’s interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. In his imaginative retelling of a 19th-century classic, the young Clara is propelled by dark forces from the realm of childhood into a radiant kingdom where she takes centre stage. With a striking psychoanalytic dimension to the traditional festive favourite, Clara’s surreal journey becomes an allegory for the hopes and dreams of a young girl on the cusp of adulthood, her transformation evoked by the whirling snowflakes and glittering sugar of Tchaikovsky’s famous score.
This 1968 recording is a golden opportunity to watch a great historical performance from The Royal Ballet featuring the illustrious pairing of Rudolf Nureyev and Merle Park in a scintillating display of virtuosity.
Production year 1968
Choreography by Rudolf Nureyev
Distribution DVD Naxos Rights (Europe) Limited
Audio format LPCM Stereo
Duration 156 minutes
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