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The Nutcracker - 6 January 2009 Evening 7.30pm

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
Elizabeth Harrod
Hans-Peter/The Nutcracker
his nephew
Steven McRae
Act I
Scene 1: Drosselmeyer's workshop, early evening
Drosselmeyer's Assistant Jonathan Howells
Scene 2: A street outside the Stahlbaums' house
Maiden Aunt Caroline Jennings
Maiden Aunt Susan Nye
Housekeeper Barbara Rhodes
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
Jonathan Rhys Halliwell
Clara's Partner James Hay
Grandmother Gillian Revie
Grandfather Alastair Marriott
Dancing Mistress Elizabeth McGorian
Captain Thomas Whitehead
Harlequin
a doll
Johannes Stepanek
Columbine
a doll
Iohna Loots
Soldier
a doll
Jonathan Watkins
Vivandière
a doll
Romany Pajdak
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 Alexandra Ansanelli
The Prince Rupert Pennefather
Divertissements
Spanish Dance Francesca Filpi
Spanish Dance Johannes Stepanek
Spanish Dance Hikaru Kobayashi
Spanish Dance Erico Montes
Spanish Dance Kristen McNally
Spanish Dance Eric Underwood
Arabian Dance Olivia Cowley
Arabian Dance Ryoichi Hirano
Arabian Dance Henry St Clair
Arabian Dance Fernando Montaño
Chinese Dance Kevin Emerton
Chinese Dance Dawid Trzensimiech
Chinese Dance Andrej Uspenski
Chinese Dance Jonathan Watkins
Russian Dance James Hay
Russian Dance Richard Ramsey
Dance of the Mirlitons Elsa Godard
Dance of the Mirlitons Iohna Loots
Dance of the Mirlitons Pietra Mello-Pittman
Dance of the Mirlitons Romany Pajdak
Waltz of the Flowers
Rose Fairy Laura McCulloch
Her Escort Bennet Gartside
Her Escort Kenta Kura
Her Escort Brian Maloney
Her Escort Sergei Polunin
Leading Flower Yuhui Choe
Leading Flower Helen Crawford
Leading Flower Sian Murphy
Leading Flower Samantha Raine
Artists of The Royal Ballet
Grand pas de deux Alexandra Ansanelli
Grand pas de deux Rupert Pennefather
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: 7.35-8.25pm, Act II: 8.55-9.45pm
Information source: Royal Opera House cast sheet for 6 January 2009 (in Royal Opera House Collections)