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The Nutcracker - 1 January 2010 Evening 5.00pm

Ballet: Performance details

Company: The Royal Ballet
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor Koen Kessels
Associate Concert Master Peter Schulmeister
Choir Director Charles Cole
Cast
Herr Drosselmeyer Gary Avis
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 Jonathan Howells
Scene 2: A street outside the Stahlbaums' house
Maiden Aunt Caroline Jennings
Maiden Aunt Susan Nye
Housekeeper Romayne Grigorova
Scene 3: The Stahlbaums' living room
Dr Stahlbaum
Clara's father
David Pickering
Mrs Stahlbaum
Clara's mother
Genesia Rosato
Fritz
Clara's brother
Thomas Bedford
Clara's Partner James Hay
Grandmother Olivia Cowley
Grandfather Ernst Meisner
Dancing Mistress Elizabeth McGorian
Captain Ryoichi Hirano
Harlequin
a doll
Johannes Stepanek
Columbine
a doll
Sian Murphy
Soldier
a doll
Paul Kay
Vivandière
a doll
Emma Maguire
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 Kristen McNally
Spanish Dance David Pickering
Spanish Dance Claire Calvert
Spanish Dance Eric Underwood
Spanish Dance Vanessa Fenton
Spanish Dance Ryoichi Hirano
Arabian Dance Francesca Filpi
Arabian Dance Bennet Gartside
Arabian Dance Ernst Meisner
Arabian Dance Fernando Montaño
Chinese Dance Tristan Dyer
Chinese Dance Kevin Emerton
Chinese Dance Erico Montes
Chinese Dance Liam Scarlett
Russian Dance Paul Kay
Russian Dance James Hay
Dance of the Mirlitons Elsa Godard
Dance of the Mirlitons Gemma Pitchley-Gale
Dance of the Mirlitons Akane Takada
Dance of the Mirlitons Romany Pajdak
Waltz of the Flowers
Rose Fairy Helen Crawford
Her Escort Xander Parish
Her Escort Johannes Stepanek
Her Escort Dawid Trzensimiech
Her Escort Andrej Uspenski
Leading Flower Tara-Brigitte Bhavnani
Leading Flower Olivia Cowley
Leading Flower Celisa Diuana
Leading Flower Emma Maguire
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: 5.05-5.55pm, Act II: 6.25-7.13pm
Information source: Royal Opera House cast sheet and stage manager's report for 1 January 2010 (in Royal Opera House Collections)