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The Nutcracker - 28 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 Christopher Saunders
Clara
his god-daughter
Sabina Westcombe
Hans-Peter/The Nutcracker
his nephew
James Hay
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
David Pickering
Mrs Stahlbaum
Clara's mother
Gillian Revie
Fritz
Clara's brother
Thomas Bedford
Clara's Partner Ludovic Ondiviela
Grandmother Kristen McNally
Grandfather Alastair Marriott
Dancing Mistress Vanessa Palmer
Captain Gary Avis
Harlequin
a doll
Ernst Meisner
Columbine
a doll
Iohna Loots
Soldier
a doll
Paul Kay
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 Marianela Nuñez
The Prince Thiago Soares
Divertissements
Spanish Dance Kristen McNally
Spanish Dance José Martín
Spanish Dance Vanessa Fenton
Spanish Dance Johannes Stepanek
Spanish Dance Cindy Jourdain
Spanish Dance Brian Maloney
Arabian Dance Olivia Cowley
Arabian Dance Rupert Pennefather
Arabian Dance Kenta Kura
Arabian Dance Ernst Meisner
Chinese Dance Dawid Trzensimiech
Chinese Dance Andrej Uspenski
Chinese Dance Jonathan Watkins
Chinese Dance James Wilkie
Russian Dance Paul Kay
Russian Dance Michael Stojko
Dance of the Mirlitons Leanne Cope
Dance of the Mirlitons Elizabeth Harrod
Dance of the Mirlitons Bethany Keating
Dance of the Mirlitons Emma Maguire
Waltz of the Flowers
Rose Fairy Laura McCulloch
Her Escort Valeri Hristov
Her Escort Fernando Montaño
Her Escort Xander Parish
Her Escort Eric Underwood
Leading Flower Helen Crawford
Leading Flower Hikaru Kobayashi
Leading Flower Melissa Hamilton
Leading Flower Samantha Raine
Artists of The Royal Ballet
Grand pas de deux Marianela Nuñez
Grand pas de deux Thiago Soares
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: 7.35-8.25pm, Act II: 8.55-9.45pm
Information source: Royal Opera House cast sheet and stage manager's report for 28 December 2009 (in Royal Opera House Collections)