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The Nutcracker - 30 December 2006 Matinee 12.30pm

Ballet: Performance details

Company: The Royal Ballet
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor Paul Murphy
Associate Concert Master Sergey Levitin
Herr Drosselmeyer William Tuckett
his God-daughter
Gemma Bond
Hans-Peter/The Nutcracker
his nephew
Zachary Faruque
Scene 1: Drosselmeyer's workshop - early evening
Drosselmeyer's Assistant Paul Kay
Scene 2: Street outside the Stahlbaums' house
Maiden Aunt Diane Holland
Maiden Aunt Susan Nye
Housekeeper Romayne Grigorova
Scene 3: The Stahlbaums' living room
Dr Stahlbaum
Clara's father
Christopher Saunders
Mrs Stahlbaum
Clara's mother
Christina Arestis
her brother
Sebastian Newsam
Clara's Partner James Wilkie
Grandmother Vanessa Fenton
Grandfather Alastair Marriott
Dancing Mistress Elizabeth McGorian
Captain David Pickering
a doll
Johannes Stepanek
a doll
Yuhui Choe
a doll
Steven McRae
a doll
Christina Elida Salerno
St Nicholas Vito Mazzeo
Devil Fernando Montaño
Devil Ludovic Ondiviela
Scene 4: The Battle
The Mouse King Ryoichi Hirano
Scene 5: The Land of Snow
Snowflakes Artists of The Royal Ballet
Snowflakes Students of The Royal Ballet School (Upper School)
Scene 1: The journey to the Kingdom of Sweets
Scene 2: The Sugar Garden of the Palace
The Sugar Plum Fairy Alina Cojocaru
The Prince Federico Bonelli
Spanish Dance Gillian Revie
Spanish Dance José Martín
Spanish Dance Sian Murphy
Spanish Dance Ryoichi Hirano
Spanish Dance Gemma Sykes
Spanish Dance Eric Underwood
Arabian Dance Isabel McMeekan
Arabian Dance Gary Avis
Arabian Dance Johannes Stepanek
Arabian Dance Joshua Tuifua
Chinese Dance Giacomo Ciriaci
Chinese Dance Richard Ramsey
Chinese Dance Liam Scarlett
Chinese Dance Ludovic Ondiviela
Russian Dance Steven McRae
Russian Dance Michael Stojko
Dance of the Mirlitons Caroline Duprot
Dance of the Mirlitons Victoria Hewitt
Dance of the Mirlitons Natasha Oughtred
Dance of the Mirlitons Christina Elida Salerno
Waltz of the Flowers
Rose Fairy Mara Galeazzi
Her Escort Martin Harvey
Her Escort Bennet Gartside
Her Escort Ernst Meisner
Her Escort Kenta Kura
Leading Flower Alexandra Ansanelli
Leading Flower Deirdre Chapman
Leading Flower Lauren Cuthbertson
Leading Flower Laura Morera
Flowers, Cavaliers Artists of The Royal Ballet
Grand pas de deux Alina Cojocaru
Grand pas de deux Federico Bonelli
Finale Entire Cast
Scene 3: Street outside the Stahlbaums' house
Scene 4: Drosselmeyer's workshop - later that night
Aunts, uncles, parents, maids, manservants, revellers Artists of The Royal Ballet
Children, toy soldiers, mice, gingerbreads, rabbit drummer, pages, sentry Students of The Royal Ballet School (Lower School)
Angels Students of The Royal Ballet School (Upper School)
London Oratory Junior Choir
The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Notes: Performance dedicated to Sir Peter Wright in celebration of his 80th birthday.
Durations: Act I: 12.35-1.22pm, Act II: 1.52-2.39pm
Information source: Royal Opera House cast sheet and stage manager's report for 30 December 2006 (in Royal Opera House Collections)