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The Nutcracker - 3 January 2009 Matinee 1.00pm

Ballet: Performance details

Company: The Royal Ballet
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor Koen Kessels
Leader Robert Gibbs
Choir Director Charles Cole
Cast
Herr Drosselmeyer William Tuckett
Clara
his god-daughter
Emma Maguire
Hans-Peter/The Nutcracker
his nephew
Brian Maloney
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
David Pickering
Mrs Stahlbaum
Clara's mother
Gillian Revie
Fritz
Clara's brother
Kilian Smith
Clara's Partner James Hay
Grandmother Olivia Cowley
Grandfather Philip Mosley
Dancing Mistress Vanessa Palmer
Captain Thomas Whitehead
Harlequin
a doll
Johannes Stepanek
Columbine
a doll
Elizabeth Harrod
Soldier
a doll
Jonathan Watkins
Vivandière
a doll
Samantha Raine
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 Roberta Marquez
The Prince Johan Kobborg
Divertissements
Spanish Dance Sian Murphy
Spanish Dance José Martín
Spanish Dance Kristen McNally
Spanish Dance Fernando Montaño
Spanish Dance Cindy Jourdain
Spanish Dance Ryoichi Hirano
Arabian Dance Francesca Filpi
Arabian Dance Bennet Gartside
Arabian Dance Ernst Meisner
Arabian Dance Kenta Kura
Chinese Dance Kevin Emerton
Chinese Dance Liam Scarlett
Chinese Dance Andrej Uspenski
Chinese Dance Jonathan Watkins
Russian Dance James Hay
Russian Dance Richard Ramsey
Dance of the Mirlitons Elizabeth Harrod
Dance of the Mirlitons Elsa Godard
Dance of the Mirlitons Pietra Mello-Pittman
Dance of the Mirlitons Sabina Westcombe
Waltz of the Flowers
Rose Fairy Helen Crawford
Her Escort Ricardo Cervera
Her Escort Valeri Hristov
Her Escort Xander Parish
Her Escort Yohei Sasaki
Leading Flower Laura McCulloch
Leading Flower Olivia Cowley
Leading Flower Samantha Raine
Leading Flower Lara Turk
Artists of The Royal Ballet
Grand pas de deux Roberta Marquez
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, 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: 1.05-1.55pm, Act II: 2.25-3.15pm
Information source: Royal Opera House cast sheet for 3 January 2009 (in Royal Opera House Collections)