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The Nutcracker - 15 January 2008 Evening 7.30pm

Ballet: Performance details

Company: The Royal Ballet
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor Pavel Sorokin
Concert Master Peter Manning
Choir Director Charles Cole
Cast
Herr Drosselmeyer Christopher Saunders
Clara
his God-daughter
Emma Maguire
Hans-Peter/The Nutcracker
his nephew
Paul Kay
Act I
Scene 1: Drosselmeyer's workshop, early evening
Drosselmeyer's Assistant Giacomo Ciriaci
Scene 2: A street outside the Stahlbaums' house
Maiden Aunt Diane Holland
Maiden Aunt Susan Nye
Housekeeper Barbara Rhodes
Scene 3: The Stahlbaum’s living room
Dr Stahlbaum
Clara's father
Gary Avis
Mrs Stahlbaum
Clara's mother
Genesia Rosato
Fritz
Clara's brother
Barny Sharratt
Clara's Partner James Wilkie
Grandmother Kristen McNally
Grandfather David Pickering
Dancing Mistress Elizabeth McGorian
Captain Thomas Whitehead
Harlequin
a doll
Johannes Stepanek
Columbine
a doll
Yuhui Choe
Soldier
a doll
Bennet Gartside
Vivandière
a doll
Helen Crawford
St Nicholas Kevin Emerton
Devil Zachary Faruque
Devil Fernando Montaño
Scene 4: The Battle
Mouse King Ernst Meisner
Scene 5: The Land of Snow
Snowflakes Artists of The Royal Ballet
Act II
Scene 1: The journey to the Kingdom of Sweets
Scene 2: The Sugar Garden of the Palace
The Sugar Plum Fairy Roberta Marquez
The Prince Ivan Putrov
Divertissements
Spanish Dance Francesca Filpi
Spanish Dance Jonathan Howells
Spanish Dance Laura McCulloch
Spanish Dance Joshua Tuifua
Spanish Dance Gemma Sykes
Spanish Dance Eric Underwood
Arabian Dance Cindy Jourdain
Arabian Dance Gary Avis
Arabian Dance Ernst Meisner
Arabian Dance Johannes Stepanek
Chinese Dance Giacomo Ciriaci
Chinese Dance Ludovic Ondiviela
Chinese Dance Liam Scarlett
Chinese Dance Michael Stojko
Russian Dance Richard Ramsey
Russian Dance James Wilkie
Dance of the Mirlitons Sabina Westcombe
Dance of the Mirlitons Celisa Diuana
Dance of the Mirlitons Victoria Hewitt
Dance of the Mirlitons Bethany Keating
Waltz of the Flowers
Rose Fairy Laura Morera
Her Escort Ricardo Cervera
Her Escort Zachary Faruque
Her Escort Ryoichi Hirano
Her Escort Kenta Kura
Leading Flower Helen Crawford
Leading Flower Hikaru Kobayashi
Leading Flower Sian Murphy
Leading Flower Samantha Raine
Artists of The Royal Ballet
Grand pas de deux Roberta Marquez
Grand pas de deux Ivan Putrov
Finale Entire Cast
Scene 3: A street outside the Stahlbaums' house
Scene 4: Drosselmeyer's workshop later that night
Other characters
Aunts, Uncles, Parents, Maids, Manservants, Revellers Artists of The Royal Ballet
Children, Toy Soldiers, Mice, Gingerbreads, Rabbit Drummer, Pages, Sentry, Angels Students of The Royal Ballet School (Upper School)
Children, Toy Soldiers, Mice, Gingerbreads, Rabbit Drummer, Pages, Sentry, Angels Students of The Royal Ballet School (Lower School)
London Oratory Junior Choir
The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Notes: Performance dedicated to the memory of Norman Morrice (1931-2009), Director of The Royal Ballet, 1977-86.
Durations: Act I: 7.35-8.25pm, Act II: 8.56-9.43pm
Information source: Royal Opera House cast sheet and stage manager's report for 15 January 2008 (in Royal Opera House Collections)