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The Nutcracker - 9 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 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 Caroline Jennings
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 Hay
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
Samantha Raine
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 Alexandra Ansanelli
The Prince Valeri Hristov
Divertissements
Spanish Dance Francesca Filpi
Spanish Dance José Martín
Spanish Dance Helen Crawford
Spanish Dance Ryoichi Hirano
Spanish Dance Kristen McNally
Spanish Dance Thomas Whitehead
Arabian Dance Tara-Brigitte Bhavnani
Arabian Dance David Pickering
Arabian Dance Xander Parish
Arabian Dance Johannes Stepanek
Chinese Dance Dawid Trzensimiech
Chinese Dance Liam Scarlett
Chinese Dance Andrej Uspenski
Chinese Dance Jonathan Watkins
Russian Dance James Hay
Russian Dance Kevin Emerton
Dance of the Mirlitons Elizabeth Harrod
Dance of the Mirlitons Bethany Keating
Dance of the Mirlitons Pietra Mello-Pittman
Dance of the Mirlitons Sabina Westcombe
Waltz of the Flowers
Rose Fairy Laura McCulloch
Her Escort Kenta Kura
Her Escort Brian Maloney
Her Escort Sergei Polunin
Her Escort Yohei Sasaki
Leading Flower Yuhui Choe
Leading Flower Emma Maguire
Leading Flower Sian Murphy
Leading Flower Samantha Raine
Artists of The Royal Ballet
Grand pas de deux Alexandra Ansanelli
Grand pas de deux Valeri Hristov
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: 8.55-9.46pm
Information source: Royal Opera House cast sheet for 9 January 2009 (in Royal Opera House Collections)