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The Resource The nutcracker, Covent Garden Pioneer presents ; music by Piotr Iliich Tchaikovsky ; choreography and production by Rudolf Nureyev ; directed for television by John Vernon, (videorecording DVD)

The nutcracker, Covent Garden Pioneer presents ; music by Piotr Iliich Tchaikovsky ; choreography and production by Rudolf Nureyev ; directed for television by John Vernon, (videorecording DVD)

Label
The nutcracker
Title
The nutcracker
Statement of responsibility
Covent Garden Pioneer presents ; music by Piotr Iliich Tchaikovsky ; choreography and production by Rudolf Nureyev ; directed for television by John Vernon
Contributor
Choreographer
Conductor
Dancer
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The chief attraction of this 1968 adaptation is Rudolf Nureyev, who had defected to the West in 1961. This is his adaptation of the work, and the dancing is very classical, the costumes sumptuous, and the orchestra sparkling. The production made ballerina Merle Park a star. At a Christmas party, Clara is presented with the elegant Nutcracker prince by her doting godfather, Herr Drosselmeyer. The Nutcracker is broken and Clara is devastated. That night, Clara dreams about the Nutcracker prince: he comes to life, fights off a Rat King and his minions, and takes her to his kingdom
Member of
Cataloging source
SNN
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Nutcracker (Choreographic work : Nureyev, after Vaĭnonen)
Credits note
Television lighting, James Thomas ; original stage lighting, William Bundy ; conductor, John Lanchbery
Date time place
Originally produced for television broadcast by the BBC in 1968
Dewey number
792.8/4
LC call number
GV1790
LC item number
.N8 2000
PerformerNote
Merle Park (Clara) ; Rudolf Nureyev (The Prince and Herr Drosselmeyer) ; Leslie Edwards (Dr. Stahlbaum), Betty Kavanagh (Frau Stahlbaum), Keith Martin (Fritz), Ann Jenner (Louisa), Gerd Larsen (Grandmother), Stanley Holden (Grandfather), Wayne Sleep (the nutcracker), Ronald Plaisted (the rat king); featured soloists: Georgina Parkinson, Michael Coleman, Ann Howard, Alexander Grant, Gary Sherwood, Kenneth Mason, Geoffrey Cauley, Monica Mason, Jane Robinson, Derek Rancher, Ronald Hynd, Carole Hill, Leslie Collier; and artists of The Royal Ballet, pupils of the Royal Ballet Junior School, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1840-1893
  • 1938-1993
  • 1916-2001
  • 1943-
  • 1944-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich
  • Nureyev, Rudolf
  • Park, Merle
  • Edwards, Leslie
  • Kavanagh, Betty
  • Martin, Keith
  • Jenner, Ann
  • Larsen, Gerd
  • Holden, Stanley
  • Sleep, Wayne
  • Plaisted, Ronald
  • Lanchbery, John
  • Vernon, John
  • Covent Garden Pioneer
  • Royal Opera House (London, England)
  • Royal Ballet
  • Royal Opera House (London, England)
  • BBC Enterprises
  • British Broadcasting Corporation
  • Kultur International Films
Runtime
100
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Ballets
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
The nutcracker, Covent Garden Pioneer presents ; music by Piotr Iliich Tchaikovsky ; choreography and production by Rudolf Nureyev ; directed for television by John Vernon, (videorecording DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Special features: Biography of Rudolf Nureyev [text feature]
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
Act 1, Overture -- March of the toy soldiers -- 1st doll dance -- 2nd doll dance -- 3rd doll dance -- Nutcracker dance -- Mice & soldiers' dance -- Snowflake's dance -- Act 2 -- Spanish dance -- Arabian dance -- Chinese dance -- Russian dance -- Marzipan dance -- Flowers dance -- Sugar Plum Fairies dance -- Finale
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (100 min.)
Isbn
9780769700922
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
032031009295
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
D0092
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • 1680802
  • (OCoLC)ocm45673735
  • (OCoLC)45673735
  • 1185172
  • 1680802
System details
DVD; Dolby digital sound
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The nutcracker, Covent Garden Pioneer presents ; music by Piotr Iliich Tchaikovsky ; choreography and production by Rudolf Nureyev ; directed for television by John Vernon, (videorecording DVD)
Publication
Note
Special features: Biography of Rudolf Nureyev [text feature]
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
Act 1, Overture -- March of the toy soldiers -- 1st doll dance -- 2nd doll dance -- 3rd doll dance -- Nutcracker dance -- Mice & soldiers' dance -- Snowflake's dance -- Act 2 -- Spanish dance -- Arabian dance -- Chinese dance -- Russian dance -- Marzipan dance -- Flowers dance -- Sugar Plum Fairies dance -- Finale
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (100 min.)
Isbn
9780769700922
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
032031009295
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
D0092
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • 1680802
  • (OCoLC)ocm45673735
  • (OCoLC)45673735
  • 1185172
  • 1680802
System details
DVD; Dolby digital sound
Video recording format
DVD

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