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The Nutcracker - 29 December 2009 Matinee 2.00pm

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 Christopher Saunders
Clara
his god-daughter
Elizabeth Harrod
Hans-Peter/The Nutcracker
his nephew
Ludovic Ondiviela
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 Romayne Grigorova
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
Thomas Bedford
Clara's Partner James Hay
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
Hikaru Kobayashi
St Nicholas Dawid Trzensimiech
Scene 4: The Battle
Mouse King Ernst Meisner
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 Yuhui Choe
The Prince Sergei Polunin
Divertissements
Spanish Dance Francesca Filpi
Spanish Dance Jonathan Howells
Spanish Dance Hikaru Kobayashi
Spanish Dance Johannes Stepanek
Spanish Dance Vanessa Fenton
Spanish Dance Ernst Meisner
Arabian Dance Cindy Jourdain
Arabian Dance Ryoichi Hirano
Arabian Dance Fernando Montaño
Arabian Dance Eric Underwood
Chinese Dance James Hay
Chinese Dance Paul Kay
Chinese Dance Michael Stojko
Chinese Dance Dawid Trzensimiech
Russian Dance Liam Scarlett
Russian Dance James Wilkie
Dance of the Mirlitons Celisa Diuana
Dance of the Mirlitons Leanne Cope
Dance of the Mirlitons Iohna Loots
Dance of the Mirlitons Romany Pajdak
Waltz of the Flowers
Rose Fairy Emma Maguire
Her Escort Ricardo Cervera
Her Escort Bennet Gartside
Her Escort Kenta Kura
Her Escort Xander Parish
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 Yuhui Choe
Grand pas de deux Sergei Polunin
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: 2.05-2.55pm, Act II: 3.25-4.14pm
Information source: Royal Opera House cast sheet and stage manager's report for 29 December 2009 (in Royal Opera House Collections)