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The Nutcracker - 29 December 2011 Evening 7.30pm

Ballet: Performance details

Company: The Royal Ballet
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor Dominic Grier
Associate Concert Master Peter Schulmeister
Choir Director Charles Cole
Cast
Herr Drosselmeyer Christopher Saunders
Clara
his god-daughter
Elizabeth Harrod
Hans-Peter/The Nutcracker
his nephew
Paul Kay
Act I
Scene 1: Drosselmeyer's workshop, early evening
Drosselmeyer's Assistant Michael Stojko
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
Thomas Whitehead
Mrs Stahlbaum
Clara's mother
Genesia Rosato
Fritz
Clara's brother
Frederick Gunningham
Clara's Partner James Wilkie
Grandmother Olivia Cowley
Grandfather Philip Mosley
Dancing Mistress Elizabeth McGorian
Captain Ryoichi Hirano
Harlequin
a doll
Dawid Trzensimiech
Columbine
a doll
Meaghan Grace Hinkis
Soldier
a doll
Alexander Campbell
Vivandière
a doll
Emma Maguire
St Nicholas Tomas Mock
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 Laura Morera
The Prince Federico Bonelli
Divertissements
Spanish Dance Kristen McNally
Spanish Dance Jonathan Howells
Spanish Dance Celisa Diuana
Spanish Dance Ryoichi Hirano
Spanish Dance Tara-Brigitte Bhavnani
Spanish Dance Thomas Whitehead
Arabian Dance Olivia Cowley
Arabian Dance Bennet Gartside
Arabian Dance Johannes Stepanek
Arabian Dance Eric Underwood
Chinese Dance Ludovic Ondiviela
Chinese Dance Michael Stojko
Chinese Dance James Wilkie
Chinese Dance Valentino Zucchetti
Russian Dance Tristan Dyer
Russian Dance Kevin Emerton
Dance of the Mirlitons Gemma Pitchley-Gale
Dance of the Mirlitons Elsa Godard
Dance of the Mirlitons Iohna Loots
Dance of the Mirlitons Sabina Westcombe
Waltz of the Flowers
Rose Fairy Itziar Mendizabal
Her Escort Ricardo Cervera
Her Escort Jonathan Watkins
Her Escort Kenta Kura
Her Escort Fernando Montaño
Leading Flower Melissa Hamilton
Leading Flower Emma Maguire
Leading Flower Claire Calvert
Leading Flower Samantha Raine
Artists of The Royal Ballet
Grand pas de deux Lauren Cuthbertson
Grand pas de deux Rupert Pennefather
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: 7.35-8.24pm, Act II: 8.54-9.42pm
Information source: Royal Opera House cast sheet and stage manager's report for 29 December 2011 (in Royal Opera House Collections)