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The Nutcracker - 11 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
Emma Maguire
Hans-Peter/The Nutcracker
his nephew
Brian Maloney
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 Wilkie
Grandmother Vanessa Fenton
Grandfather Alastair Marriott
Dancing Mistress Gillian Revie
Captain David Pickering
Harlequin
a doll
Michael Stojko
Columbine
a doll
Elizabeth Harrod
Soldier
a doll
Jonathan Watkins
Vivandière
a doll
Hikaru Kobayashi
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 Laura Morera
The Prince Valeri Hristov
Divertissements
Spanish Dance Kristen McNally
Spanish Dance David Pickering
Spanish Dance Sian Murphy
Spanish Dance Ernst Meisner
Spanish Dance Cindy Jourdain
Spanish Dance Fernando Montaño
Arabian Dance Olivia Cowley
Arabian Dance Rupert Pennefather
Arabian Dance Kenta Kura
Arabian Dance Johannes Stepanek
Chinese Dance Liam Scarlett
Chinese Dance Jonathan Watkins
Chinese Dance James Wilkie
Chinese Dance James Hay
Russian Dance Paul Kay
Russian Dance Michael Stojko
Dance of the Mirlitons Elsa Godard
Dance of the Mirlitons Elizabeth Harrod
Dance of the Mirlitons Bethany Keating
Dance of the Mirlitons Romany Pajdak
Waltz of the Flowers
Rose Fairy Yuhui Choe
Her Escort Ryoichi Hirano
Her Escort Xander Parish
Her Escort Andrej Uspenski
Her Escort Eric Underwood
Leading Flower Helen Crawford
Leading Flower Francesca Filpi
Leading Flower Melissa Hamilton
Leading Flower Hikaru Kobayashi
Artists of The Royal Ballet
Grand pas de deux Laura Morera
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 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
Information source: Royal Opera House cast sheet and stage manager's report for 11 December 2009 (in Royal Opera House Collections)