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The Nutcracker - 18 December 2011 Matinee 2.00pm

Ballet: Performance details

Company: The Royal Ballet
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor Barry Wordsworth
Leader Cynthia Fleming
Choir Director Charles Cole
Cast
Herr Drosselmeyer Alastair Marriott
Clara
his god-daughter
Meaghan Grace Hinkis
Hans-Peter/The Nutcracker
his nephew
Ludovic Ondiviela
Act I
Scene 1: Drosselmeyer's workshop, early evening
Drosselmeyer's Assistant James Wilkie
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
David Pickering
Mrs Stahlbaum
Clara's mother
Christina Arestis
Fritz
Clara's brother
Jay Godden
Clara's Partner Valentino Zucchetti
Grandmother Jacqueline Clark
Grandfather Jonathan Howells
Dancing Mistress Francesca Filpi
Captain Johannes Stepanek
Harlequin
a doll
Michael Stojko
Columbine
a doll
Iohna Loots
Soldier
a doll
Paul Kay
Vivandière
a doll
Romany Pajdak
St Nicholas Sander Blommaert
Scene 4: The Battle
Mouse King Jonathan Watkins
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 Akane Takada
The Prince Dawid Trzensimiech
Divertissements
Spanish Dance Kristen McNally
Spanish Dance Johannes Stepanek
Spanish Dance Claire Calvert
Spanish Dance Eric Underwood
Spanish Dance Jacqueline Clark
Spanish Dance Ryoichi Hirano
Arabian Dance Francesca Filpi
Arabian Dance Bennet Gartside
Arabian Dance Kenta Kura
Arabian Dance Thomas Whitehead
Chinese Dance Sander Blommaert
Chinese Dance Tristan Dyer
Chinese Dance Kevin Emerton
Chinese Dance Andrej Uspenski
Russian Dance Michael Stojko
Russian Dance James Wilkie
Dance of the Mirlitons Elizabeth Harrod
Dance of the Mirlitons Yasmine Naghdi
Dance of the Mirlitons Romany Pajdak
Dance of the Mirlitons Leticia Stock
Waltz of the Flowers
Rose Fairy Emma Maguire
Her Escort Ricardo Cervera
Her Escort Fernando Montaño
Her Escort Jonathan Watkins
Her Escort Valentino Zucchetti
Leading Flower Tara-Brigitte Bhavnani
Leading Flower Olivia Cowley
Leading Flower Nathalie Harrison
Leading Flower Laura McCulloch
Artists of The Royal Ballet
Grand pas de deux Akane Takada
Grand pas de deux Dawid Trzensimiech
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: 3.25-4.14pm
Information source: Royal Opera House cast sheet and stage manager's report for 18 December 2011 (in Royal Opera House Collections)