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Survey results


In addition to the usual Jury ratings we are now also conducting a survey into whether Jury members want to see this production again, would buy or recommend the disc and how they feel it compares with “being there”.


Here are the main findings for Nutcracker”.


"Would you like to see this production again, on TV or in  the cinema?"
100% answered "Certainly" or "Probably"

"Will you add this DVD/Blu-Ray to your own collection?"
66% answered "Certainly" or "Probably"

Will you recommend this DVD/Blu-Ray to your family and friends?"
100% answered "Certainly" or "Probably"


And most interestingly of all:

"How does this HD experience compare with attending a live performance?"

A massive 50% answered "Significantly or rather better"


50% answered  "Comparable".







The Nutcracker

This visually stunning, all-new production of Nutcracker, choreographed by Helgi Tomasson (artistic director of the San
Francisco Ballet) is a graceful and timeless adventure on a grand scale.

The scenic design by Michael Yeargan, setting the tale at the time of the 1915 San Francisco World Fair, is sensational.
From the lovely Waltz of the Flowers to the crystalline beauty of the stunning Snowflake Waltz, each scene is more breathtaking than the last, bringing to life all the well-known and beloved characters with fresh sparkle and compelling originality.

This age-transcending production offers a dazzling magical journey which is garnering critical acclaim throughout the world.


The OperaDou Jury gives the “Nutcracker” a Triple A rating !!!


This production of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker” was an absolute triumph! Everyone loved it, old and young alike. Several of our more “mature” jurors even said it made them feel young again!


Read some of their comments:

This was an outstanding production and a delightful treatment of the story. Impeccable sound.

Very high quality production with wonderful costumes and sets.

I enjoyed the grace, talent and professionalism of the dancers. The costumes were superb and the music that I know by heart ever since my childhood filled me with joy and emotion!

A highly original production from every point of view. particularly the costumes, set, superb dancers and highly effective lighting. The snow effect was amazing!

Everything was extraordinary!

Wonderful and magical in every way. 20/20 for everything!

Absolutely magical and entertaining. This was a really excellent, joyful occasion with such committed dancing, cleverly executed staging and superb music.

Everything was perfect, a real fairytale!

This was a wonderful traditional production. I especially liked the principal dancers. It took me back to my childhood.

A really outstanding ballet. A FAIRYTALE. MAGICAL. Perfect for Christmas. Full marks for set, music and in the snow scene double full marks! The variety of the costumes was also very impressive and the number of dancers. And as for the principal male…. WOW!

I think the scenery was wonderful, simple and yet perfect in that it set off the dancers to perfection What’s  more, the dancers were perfect and so was the music.




Jury ratings:
Production, staging, lighting:

Dancing / performance: A

HDVD production: A-

Overall ranking: A




The OperaDou Jury



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