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The Nutcracker - 26 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 Christopher Saunders
Clara
his god-daughter
Caroline Duprot
Hans-Peter/The Nutcracker
his nephew
Sergei Polunin
Act I
Scene 1: Drosselmeyer's workshop, early evening
Drosselmeyer's Assistant James Wilkie
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
Gary Avis
Mrs Stahlbaum
Clara's mother
Genesia Rosato
Fritz
Clara's brother
Kilian Smith
Clara's Partner James Hay
Grandmother Kristen McNally
Grandfather Richard Ramsey
Dancing Mistress Elizabeth McGorian
Captain Johannes Stepanek
Harlequin
a doll
Jonathan Howells
Columbine
a doll
Iohna Loots
Soldier
a doll
Kenta Kura
Vivandière
a doll
Hikaru Kobayashi
St Nicholas Kevin Emerton
Scene 4: The Battle
Mouse King Ryoichi Hirano
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 Marianela Nuñez
The Prince Thiago Soares
Divertissements
Spanish Dance Vanessa Palmer
Spanish Dance Jonathan Howells
Spanish Dance Kristen McNally
Spanish Dance Johannes Stepanek
Spanish Dance Helen Crawford
Spanish Dance Brian Maloney
Arabian Dance Francesca Filpi
Arabian Dance Bennet Gartside
Arabian Dance Kenta Kura
Arabian Dance Ernst Meisner
Chinese Dance Kevin Emerton
Chinese Dance James Hay
Chinese Dance Fernando Montaño
Chinese Dance Richard Ramsey
Russian Dance Liam Scarlett
Russian Dance James Wilkie
Dance of the Mirlitons Sabina Westcombe
Dance of the Mirlitons Elsa Godard
Dance of the Mirlitons Bethany Keating
Dance of the Mirlitons Emma Maguire
Waltz of the Flowers
Rose Fairy Hikaru Kobayashi
Her Escort Ricardo Cervera
Her Escort Ryoichi Hirano
Her Escort Xander Parish
Her Escort Yohei Sasaki
Leading Flower Yuhui Choe
Leading Flower Laura McCulloch
Leading Flower Sian Murphy
Leading Flower Samantha Raine
Artists of The Royal Ballet
Grand pas de deux Marianela Nuñez
Grand pas de deux Thiago Soares
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: 7.05-7.55pm, Act II: 8.25-9.15pm
Information source: Royal Opera House cast sheet for 26 December 2008 (in Royal Opera House Collections)