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The Nutcracker - 16 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 Gary Avis
Clara
his God-daughter
Caroline Duprot
Hans-Peter/The Nutcracker
his nephew
Ludovic Ondiviela
Act I
Scene 1: Drosselmeyer's workshop, early evening
Drosselmeyer's Assistant Jonathan Howells
Scene 2: A street outside the Stahlbaums' house
Maiden Aunt Diane Holland
Maiden Aunt Susan Nye
Housekeeper Romayne Grigorova
Scene 3: The Stahlbaum’s living room
Dr Stahlbaum
Clara's father
Christopher Saunders
Mrs Stahlbaum
Clara's mother
Elizabeth McGorian
Fritz
Clara's brother
Sebastian Newsam
Clara's Partner Michael Stojko
Grandmother Kristen McNally
Grandfather Alastair Marriott
Dancing Mistress Gillian Revie
Captain Thomas Whitehead
Harlequin
a doll
Joshua Tuifua
Columbine
a doll
Victoria Hewitt
Soldier
a doll
José Martín
Vivandière
a doll
Hikaru Kobayashi
St Nicholas Xander Parish
Devil Fernando Montaño
Devil James Wilkie
Scene 4: The Battle
Mouse King Henry St Clair
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 Alina Cojocaru
The Prince Johan Kobborg
Divertissements
Spanish Dance Gillian Revie
Spanish Dance José Martín
Spanish Dance Helen Crawford
Spanish Dance Johannes Stepanek
Spanish Dance Hikaru Kobayashi
Spanish Dance Eric Underwood
Arabian Dance Cindy Jourdain
Arabian Dance Henry St Clair
Arabian Dance Kenta Kura
Arabian Dance Joshua Tuifua
Chinese Dance Giacomo Ciriaci
Chinese Dance Liam Scarlett
Chinese Dance Jonathan Watkins
Chinese Dance Andrej Uspenski
Russian Dance Richard Ramsey
Russian Dance Michael Stojko
Dance of the Mirlitons Bethany Keating
Dance of the Mirlitons Pietra Mello-Pittman
Dance of the Mirlitons Samantha Raine
Dance of the Mirlitons Sabina Westcombe
Waltz of the Flowers
Rose Fairy Alexandra Ansanelli
Her Escort Thomas Whitehead
Her Escort Ryoichi Hirano
Her Escort Ernst Meisner
Her Escort Yohei Sasaki
Leading Flower Deirdre Chapman
Leading Flower Victoria Hewitt
Leading Flower Sian Murphy
Leading Flower Gemma Sykes
Artists of The Royal Ballet
Grand pas de deux Alina Cojocaru
Grand pas de deux Johan Kobborg
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
Durations: Act I: 7.35-8.24pm, Act II: 8.54-9.43pm
Information source: Royal Opera House cast sheet and stage manager's report for 16 January 2008 (in Royal Opera House Collections)