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The Nutcracker - 27 November 2009 Evening 7.30pm

Ballet: Performance details

Company: The Royal Ballet
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor Koen Kessels
Concert Master Peter Manning
Choir Director Charles Cole
Cast
Herr Drosselmeyer Christopher Saunders
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 Paul Kay
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
Kilian Smith
Clara's Partner James Wilkie
Grandmother Kristen McNally
Grandfather Philip Mosley
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
Helen Crawford
St Nicholas Dawid Trzensimiech
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 Rupert Pennefather
Divertissements
Spanish Dance Francesca Filpi
Spanish Dance Jonathan Howells
Spanish Dance Claire Calvert
Spanish Dance Johannes Stepanek
Spanish Dance Olivia Cowley
Spanish Dance Erico Montes
Arabian Dance Cindy Jourdain
Arabian Dance Ryoichi Hirano
Arabian Dance Xander Parish
Arabian Dance Eric Underwood
Chinese Dance Kevin Emerton
Chinese Dance Fernando Montaño
Chinese Dance Ludovic Ondiviela
Chinese Dance Michael Stojko
Russian Dance Liam Scarlett
Russian Dance James Wilkie
Dance of the Mirlitons Celisa Diuana
Dance of the Mirlitons Elsa Godard
Dance of the Mirlitons Iohna Loots
Dance of the Mirlitons Gemma Pitchley-Gale
Waltz of the Flowers
Rose Fairy Helen Crawford
Her Escort Ricardo Cervera
Her Escort Bennet Gartside
Her Escort Kenta Kura
Her Escort Thomas Whitehead
Leading Flower Tara-Brigitte Bhavnani
Leading Flower Laura McCulloch
Leading Flower Sian Murphy
Leading Flower Lara Turk
Artists of The Royal Ballet
Grand pas de deux Marianela Nuñez
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 Students of The Royal Ballet School (Lower School)
Angels Students of The Royal Ballet School (Upper School)
The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Durations: Act I: 7.37-8.28pm, Act II: 8.58-9.49pm
Commercial DVD: Opus Arte; Due for release in 2010
Cinema - future relay: Opus Arte; Due for release in 2010
Information source: Royal Opera House cast sheet and stage manager's report for 27 November 2009 (in Royal Opera House Collections)