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The Nutcracker - 23 December 2009 Matinee 12.00pm

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 Alastair Marriott
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 Michael Stojko
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
David Pickering
Mrs Stahlbaum
Clara's mother
Elizabeth McGorian
Fritz
Clara's brother
Kilian Smith
Clara's Partner Ludovic Ondiviela
Grandmother Vanessa Fenton
Grandfather Ernst Meisner
Dancing Mistress Vanessa Palmer
Captain Ryoichi Hirano
Harlequin
a doll
Fernando Montaño
Columbine
a doll
Sabina Westcombe
Soldier
a doll
Jonathan Watkins
Vivandière
a doll
Romany Pajdak
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 David Makhateli
Divertissements
Spanish Dance Sian Murphy
Spanish Dance David Pickering
Spanish Dance Kristen McNally
Spanish Dance Ryoichi Hirano
Spanish Dance Claire Calvert
Spanish Dance Eric Underwood
Arabian Dance Tara-Brigitte Bhavnani
Arabian Dance Bennet Gartside
Arabian Dance Ernst Meisner
Arabian Dance Fernando Montaño
Chinese Dance Michael Stojko
Chinese Dance Erico Montes
Chinese Dance Liam Scarlett
Chinese Dance Kevin Emerton
Russian Dance Tristan Dyer
Russian Dance Ludovic Ondiviela
Dance of the Mirlitons Leanne Cope
Dance of the Mirlitons Gemma Pitchley-Gale
Dance of the Mirlitons Akane Takada
Dance of the Mirlitons Sabina Westcombe
Waltz of the Flowers
Rose Fairy Helen Crawford
Her Escort Xander Parish
Her Escort Dawid Trzensimiech
Her Escort Yohei Sasaki
Her Escort Jonathan Watkins
Leading Flower Celisa Diuana
Leading Flower Francesca Filpi
Leading Flower Melissa Hamilton
Leading Flower Laura McCulloch
Artists of The Royal Ballet
Grand pas de deux Laura Morera
Grand pas de deux David Makhateli
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: 12.05-12.55pm, Act II: 1.25-2.14pm
Information source: Royal Opera House cast sheet and stage manager's report for 23 December 2009 (in Royal Opera House Collections)