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The Nutcracker - 11 December 2011 Matinee 2.00pm

Ballet: Performance details

Company: The Royal Ballet
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor Dominic Grier
Leader Cynthia Fleming
Choir Director Charles Cole
Cast
Herr Drosselmeyer Christopher Saunders
Clara
his god-daughter
Emma Maguire
Hans-Peter/The Nutcracker
his nephew
Alexander Campbell
Act I
Scene 1: Drosselmeyer's workshop, early evening
Drosselmeyer's Assistant Liam Scarlett
Scene 2: A street outside the Stahlbaums' house
Maiden Aunt Caroline Jennings
Maiden Aunt Susan Nye
Housekeeper Barbara Rhodes
Scene 3: The Stahlbaums' living room
Dr Stahlbaum
Clara's father
Gary Avis
Mrs Stahlbaum
Clara's mother
Genesia Rosato
Fritz
Clara's brother
Sean Flanagan
Clara's Partner Ludovic Ondiviela
Grandmother Olivia Cowley
Grandfather Philip Mosley
Dancing Mistress Elizabeth McGorian
Captain David Pickering
Harlequin
a doll
James Wilkie
Columbine
a doll
Sabina Westcombe
Soldier
a doll
Kenta Kura
Vivandière
a doll
Romany Pajdak
St Nicholas Tomas Mock
Scene 4: The Battle
Mouse King Ryoichi Hirano
Scene 5: The Land of Snow
Snowflakes Artists of The Royal Ballet
Singers The 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 Hikaru Kobayashi
The Prince Valeri Hristov
Divertissements
Spanish Dance Kristen McNally
Spanish Dance José Martín
Spanish Dance Nathalie Harrison
Spanish Dance Fernando Montaño
Spanish Dance Olivia Cowley
Spanish Dance Erico Montes
Arabian Dance Itziar Mendizabal
Arabian Dance David Pickering
Arabian Dance Johannes Stepanek
Arabian Dance Eric Underwood
Chinese Dance Sander Blommaert
Chinese Dance Michael Stojko
Chinese Dance Liam Scarlett
Chinese Dance James Wilkie
Russian Dance Tristan Dyer
Russian Dance Kevin Emerton
Dance of the Mirlitons Leanne Cope
Dance of the Mirlitons Francesca Hayward
Dance of the Mirlitons Romany Pajdak
Dance of the Mirlitons Sabina Westcombe
Waltz of the Flowers
Rose Fairy Laura McCulloch
Her Escort Ricardo Cervera
Her Escort Ryoichi Hirano
Her Escort Andrej Uspenski
Her Escort Valentino Zucchetti
Leading Flower Claire Calvert
Leading Flower Francesca Filpi
Leading Flower Melissa Hamilton
Leading Flower Lara Turk
Artists of The Royal Ballet
Grand pas de deux Hikaru Kobayashi
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 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)
BBC Concert Orchestra
Durations: Act I: 2.05-2.55pm, Act II: 3.26-4.15pm
Information source: Royal Opera House cast sheet and stage manager's report for 11 December 2011 (in Royal Opera House Collections)