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The Nutcracker - 31 December 2011 Matinee 12.30pm

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 Gary Avis
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 Michael Stojko
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
Christopher Saunders
Mrs Stahlbaum
Clara's mother
Elizabeth McGorian
Fritz
Clara's brother
Sean Flanagan
Clara's Partner James Hay
Grandmother Jacqueline Clark
Grandfather Alastair Marriott
Dancing Mistress Kristen McNally
Captain Thomas Whitehead
Harlequin
a doll
Fernando Montaño
Columbine
a doll
Elizabeth Harrod
Soldier
a doll
Kenta Kura
Vivandière
a doll
Samantha Raine
St Nicholas Sander Blommaert
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 Alina Cojocaru
The Prince Johan Kobborg
Divertissements
Spanish Dance Kristen McNally
Spanish Dance José Martín
Spanish Dance Nathalie Harrison
Spanish Dance Thomas Whitehead
Spanish Dance Sian Murphy
Spanish Dance Jonathan Howells
Arabian Dance Lara Turk
Arabian Dance David Pickering
Arabian Dance Ryoichi Hirano
Arabian Dance Johannes Stepanek
Chinese Dance Fernando Montaño
Chinese Dance James Hay
Chinese Dance James Wilkie
Chinese Dance Jonathan Watkins
Russian Dance Ludovic Ondiviela
Russian Dance Valentino Zucchetti
Dance of the Mirlitons Meaghan Grace Hinkis
Dance of the Mirlitons Iohna Loots
Dance of the Mirlitons Gemma Pitchley-Gale
Dance of the Mirlitons Akane Takada
Waltz of the Flowers
Rose Fairy Deirdre Chapman
Her Escort Bennet Gartside
Her Escort Valeri Hristov
Her Escort Kenta Kura
Her Escort Dawid Trzensimiech
Leading Flower Yuhui Choe
Leading Flower Claire Calvert
Leading Flower Melissa Hamilton
Leading Flower Itziar Mendizabal
Artists of The Royal Ballet
Grand pas de deux Alina Cojocaru
Grand pas de deux Johan Kobborg
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: 12.35-1.24pm, Act II: 1.54-2.42pm
Information source: Royal Opera House cast sheet and stage manager's report for 31 December 2011 (in Royal Opera House Collections)