Season 29, Episode 8 'The Nutcracker' from the Royal Ballet
First Aired: December 25, 2001
Julie Andrews introduces “The Nutcracker from the Royal Ballet,” which stars Anthony Dowell as Drosselmeyer. Miyako Yoshida and Jonathan Cope dance the roles of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Prince. Evgenii Svetlanov conducts the Royal Opera Orchestra. Clara: Alina Cojocaru. Hans-Peter, the Nutcracker: Ivan Putrov. Mouse King: Christopher Saunders. Coffee Odalisque: Nicola Tranah. Rose Fairy: Zenaida Yanowsky. Taped at London's Royal Opera House in December 2000.
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- Premiered: November 4, 1972
- Rating: TV-PG
- Premise: PBS's signature performing-arts series showcases dance, drama, comedy and music ranging from orchestral and operatic to Broadway and the blues. The Lanford Wilson drama `The Rimers of Eldritch' was its first presentation and `Brideshead Revisited' was perh… (more)
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