This special collection brings together three acclaimed Royal Ballet performances of Tchaikovsky s celebrated masterpieces. The tragic and gloriously romantic Swan Lake features compelling dancing from Marianela Nuñez and Thiago Soares, while an enchanting and visually striking The Sleeping Beauty, based on the classic 1946 production, showcases The Royal Ballet s inimitable style and virtuosity. Finally, the enduring Christmas favourite The Nutcracker is at its most captivating in Peter Wright s timeless production.
Swan Lake: ...The production as a whole is beautifully formed and dramatically convincing... And praise, too, for the corps, who made us feel the sorrow and anger of the swans collective misfortune. (The Times)
The Sleeping Beauty: ...Alina Cojocaru s Aurora was the ballet s radiant centrepiece, charming, in control and filled with a palpable delight in every pretty step. (Times Online)
The Nutcracker: ...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)