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The Nutcracker - 2 December 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 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
Thomas Bedford
Clara's Partner Paul Kay
Grandmother Vanessa Fenton
Grandfather Alastair Marriott
Dancing Mistress Genesia Rosato
Captain David Pickering
Harlequin
a doll
Brian Maloney
Columbine
a doll
Bethany Keating
Soldier
a doll
Kenta Kura
Vivandière
a doll
Helen Crawford
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 Miyako Yoshida
The Prince Steven McRae
Divertissements
Spanish Dance Kristen McNally
Spanish Dance Jonathan Howells
Spanish Dance Sian Murphy
Spanish Dance Erico Montes
Spanish Dance Cindy Jourdain
Spanish Dance Thomas Whitehead
Arabian Dance Laura McCulloch
Arabian Dance Ryoichi Hirano
Arabian Dance Fernando Montaño
Arabian Dance Johannes Stepanek
Chinese Dance Liam Scarlett
Chinese Dance Jonathan Watkins
Chinese Dance James Wilkie
Chinese Dance Andrej Uspenski
Russian Dance Paul Kay
Russian Dance Michael Stojko
Dance of the Mirlitons Elizabeth Harrod
Dance of the Mirlitons Bethany Keating
Dance of the Mirlitons Emma Maguire
Dance of the Mirlitons Akane Takada
Waltz of the Flowers
Rose Fairy Laura Morera
Her Escort Kenta Kura
Her Escort Ernst Meisner
Her Escort Sergei Polunin
Her Escort Brian Maloney
Leading Flower Yuhui Choe
Leading Flower Helen Crawford
Leading Flower Hikaru Kobayashi
Leading Flower Samantha Raine
Artists of The Royal Ballet
Grand pas de deux Miyako Yoshida
Grand pas de deux Steven McRae
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 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: 7.35-8.26pm, Act II: 8.56-9.46pm
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 2 December 2009 (in Royal Opera House Collections)