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The Nutcracker - 31 December 2008 Evening 6.00pm

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
Elizabeth Harrod
Hans-Peter/The Nutcracker
his nephew
Steven McRae
Act I
Scene 1: Drosselmeyer's workshop, early evening
Drosselmeyer's Assistant Liam Scarlett
Scene 2: A street outside the Stahlbaums' house
Maiden Aunt Caroline Jennings
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 Olivia Cowley
Grandfather Alastair Marriott
Dancing Mistress Gillian Revie
Captain Johannes Stepanek
Harlequin
a doll
Jonathan Howells
Columbine
a doll
Caroline Duprot
Soldier
a doll
José Martín
Vivandière
a doll
Samantha Raine
St Nicholas Kevin Emerton
Scene 4: The Battle
Mouse King Henry St Clair
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 Cindy Jourdain
Spanish Dance Thomas Whitehead
Spanish Dance Laura McCulloch
Spanish Dance Ryoichi Hirano
Arabian Dance Francesca Filpi
Arabian Dance Bennet Gartside
Arabian Dance Kenta Kura
Arabian Dance Ernst Meisner
Chinese Dance James Hay
Chinese Dance Fernando Montaño
Chinese Dance Richard Ramsey
Chinese Dance Andrej Uspenski
Russian Dance Kevin Emerton
Russian Dance Liam Scarlett
Dance of the Mirlitons Elsa Godard
Dance of the Mirlitons Iohna Loots
Dance of the Mirlitons Emma Maguire
Dance of the Mirlitons Sabina Westcombe
Waltz of the Flowers
Rose Fairy Lauren Cuthbertson
Her Escort Ricardo Cervera
Her Escort Valeri Hristov
Her Escort Brian Maloney
Her Escort Yohei Sasaki
Leading Flower Lara Turk
Leading Flower Helen Crawford
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 Students of The Royal Ballet School (Lower School)
Angels Students of The Royal Ballet School (Upper School)
The Royal Ballet Sinfonia
Durations: Act I: 6.05-6.54pm, Act II: 7.24-8.13pm
Information source: Royal Opera House cast sheet for 31 December 2008 (in Royal Opera House Collections)