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The Nutcracker - 23 December 2008 Evening 7.00pm

Ballet: Performance details

Company: The Royal Ballet
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor Koen Kessels
Concert Master Robert Gibbs
Choir Director Charles Cole
Cast
Herr Drosselmeyer Gary Avis
Clara
his god-daughter
Iohna Loots
Hans-Peter/The Nutcracker
his nephew
Ricardo Cervera
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
Kilian Smith
Clara's Partner James Wilkie
Grandmother Gillian Revie
Grandfather Alastair Marriott
Dancing Mistress Genesia Rosato
Captain David Pickering
Harlequin
a doll
Ernst Meisner
Columbine
a doll
Bethany Keating
Soldier
a doll
José Martín
Vivandière
a doll
Helen Crawford
St Nicholas Kevin Emerton
Scene 4: The Battle
Mouse King David Pickering
Scene 5: The Land of Snow
Snowflakes Artists of The Royal Ballet
Singers London Oratory Junior Choir
Act II
Scene 1: The journey to the Kingdom of Sweets
Scene 2: The Sugar Garden of the Palace
The Sugar Plum Fairy Lauren Cuthbertson
The Prince David Makhateli
Divertissements
Spanish Dance Francesca Filpi
Spanish Dance Jonathan Howells
Spanish Dance Cindy Jourdain
Spanish Dance Henry St Clair
Spanish Dance Sian Murphy
Spanish Dance Brian Maloney
Arabian Dance Olivia Cowley
Arabian Dance Ryoichi Hirano
Arabian Dance Kenta Kura
Arabian Dance Johannes Stepanek
Chinese Dance Liam Scarlett
Chinese Dance Andrej Uspenski
Chinese Dance Jonathan Watkins
Chinese Dance James Wilkie
Russian Dance Kevin Emerton
Russian Dance Richard Ramsey
Dance of the Mirlitons Caroline Duprot
Dance of the Mirlitons Elizabeth Harrod
Dance of the Mirlitons Emma Maguire
Dance of the Mirlitons Pietra Mello-Pittman
Waltz of the Flowers
Rose Fairy Laura McCulloch
Her Escort Bennet Gartside
Her Escort Valeri Hristov
Her Escort Thomas Whitehead
Her Escort Sergei Polunin
Leading Flower Yuhui Choe
Leading Flower Helen Crawford
Leading Flower Hikaru Kobayashi
Leading Flower Samantha Raine
Artists of The Royal Ballet
Grand pas de deux Lauren Cuthbertson
Grand pas de deux David Makhateli
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, Devils Artists of The Royal Ballet
Children, Toy Soldiers, Mice, Gingerbreads, Rabbit Drummer, Pages, Sentry, Angels Students of The Royal Ballet School (Lower School)
Children, Toy Soldiers, Mice, Gingerbreads, Rabbit Drummer, Pages, Sentry, Angels Students of The Royal Ballet School (Upper School)
The Royal Ballet Sinfonia
Durations: Act I: 7.06-7.55pm, Act II: 8.25-9.15pm
Information source: Royal Opera House cast sheet for 23 December 2008 (in Royal Opera House Collections)