Notes and Editorial Reviews
Matthew Bourne's stunning production of
Nutcracker! broke all box office records during its season at Sadler's Wells and subsequent national tour.
This delicious production is full of his trademarkstyle, wit, pathos and theatrical magic.
Nutcracker! follows Clara's journey from a bleak Christmas Eve at Dr. Dross' orphanage, through a shimmering wonderland to the spectacular candy folk of sweetieland.
Tchaikovsky's much-loved score and and Olivier award winning designer Anthony Ward's stunning sets and costumes are combined with sizzling choreography. Promising a fresh serving of the traditional Christmas fare, Matthew Bourne's "Nutcracker" is a delighful feast for all of the family.
Matthew Bourne has achieved worldwide artistic and popular success with his imaginative new versions of classical ballets such as
The Car Man.
Works on This Recording
Nutcracker, Op. 71 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Written: 1891-1892; Russia
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