Nureyev’s The Nutcracker from Vienna State Ballet looks back to the past and also to the future

AustriaAustria Rudolf Nureyev’s Der Nussknacker (The Nutcracker): Dancers of Vienna State Ballet, Orchestra of Vienna State Opera / Kevin Rhodes (conductor). 27.12.2018 performance at Vienna State Opera House, reviewed as a livestream (directed by Balázs Delbó). (JPr)

Robert Gabdullin (Prince) and Natascha Mair (Clara)

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English National Ballet’s Nutcracker Delights is a true Christmas cracker

United KingdomUnited Kingdom English National Ballet’s Nutcracker Delights: Dancers of English National Ballet, English National Ballet Philharmonic / Gavin Sutherland (conductor). Filmed at the London Coliseum on 18 & 19.12.2020 and now available on YouTube. (JPr)

Erina Takahashi (Sugar Plum Fairy) and Joseph Caley (Prince) (c) ASH

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An ample sense of Christmas magic from BRB’s ‘chamber’ The Nutcracker at The Rep

United KingdomUnited Kingdom The Nutcracker at The REP: Dancers of Birmingham Royal Ballet, Members of the Royal Ballet Sinfonia / Paul Murphy (conductor). On demand streaming (for information click here) of live performance from 18.12.2020 at Birmingham Repertory Theatre, available until 24.12.2020 at 20.12.2020 (JO’D)

Momoko Hirata (Sugar Plum Fairy)
& César Morales (Prince) (c) Johan Persson

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LA Opera presents a newly conceived and striking production of The Five Moons of Lorca

United StatesUnited States Gabriela Lena Frank, The Five Moons of Lorca (Las cinco lunas de Lorca): Irene Rodríguez (dancer) and members of the LA Opera Chorus, Nicholas Roehler (piano) / Grant Gershon (choral conductor). Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, streaming now until 25.12.2020. (JRo)

Irene Rodriquez in The Five Moons of Lorca (c) Billy Yates

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Paris’s lockdown La Bayadère proves a fitting tribute to Nureyev’s final choreographic testament

FranceFrance Rudolf Nureyev’s La Bayadère: Dancers of the Ballet de l’Opéra national de Paris, Orchestre de l’Opéra national de Paris / Philippe Hui (conductor). Livestream (available for only seven day click here) from the Opéra Bastille, Paris, 13.12.2020. (JPr)

Dorothée Gilbert (Nikiya) and Germain Louvet (Solor)

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Choreography iconic and new from Hans van Manen and Martin Schläpfer in Vienna State Ballet’s Mahler, live

AustriaAustria Mahler, live – choreography by Hans van Manen and Martin Schläpfer: Soloists and Dancers of Vienna State Ballet, Orchestra of Vienna State Opera / Axel Kober (conductor). Filmed at Vienna State Opera (directed by Miriam Hoyer) and available on ARTE Concert (click here) until 4.3.2021. (JPr)

Olga Esina and Marco Menha in Live

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Frederick Ashton’s poetic view of Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations

United KingdomUnited Kingdom The Royal Ballet – Enigma Variations: Dancers of The Royal Ballet, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Pavel Sorokin (conductor). Filmed on 5.11.2019 (directed for the screen by Ross MacGibbon), now streamed and available to watch (click here) until 3.1.2021. (JO’D)

Bennet Gartside (A.J. Jaeger), Laura Morera (The Lady Elgar),
and Christopher Saunders (Edward Elgar) (c) Tristram Kenton

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Dancers take second place to the visual effects in ENB at Home’s five short ballet films

United KingdomUnited Kingdom English National Ballet’s Digital Season: Five films released for rental via Ballet on Demand (click here), part of the company’s new video platform, ENB at Home, between 23 November and 21 December. (JO’D)

James Streeter and Jeffrey Cirio in Laid in Earth

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