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The Nutcracker - 2 January 2012 Matinee 12.00pm

Ballet: Performance details

Company: The Royal Ballet
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor Dominic Grier
Co-Concert Master Sergey Levitin
Choir Director Charles Cole
Cast
Herr Drosselmeyer Gary Avis
Clara
his god-daughter
Leanne Cope
Hans-Peter/The Nutcracker
his nephew
Paul Kay
Act I
Scene 1: Drosselmeyer's workshop, early evening
Drosselmeyer's Assistant Alexander Campbell
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 Michael Stojko
Grandmother Kristen McNally
Grandfather Alastair Marriott
Dancing Mistress Genesia Rosato
Captain Ryoichi Hirano
Harlequin
a doll
James Wilkie
Columbine
a doll
Sabina Westcombe
Soldier
a doll
Valentino Zucchetti
Vivandière
a doll
Akane Takada
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 Marianela Nuñez
The Prince Nehemiah Kish
Divertissements
Spanish Dance Christina Arestis
Spanish Dance David Pickering
Spanish Dance Claire Calvert
Spanish Dance Fernando Montaño
Spanish Dance Sian Murphy
Spanish Dance Jonathan Howells
Arabian Dance Laura McCulloch
Arabian Dance Ryoichi Hirano
Arabian Dance Kenta Kura
Arabian Dance Eric Underwood
Chinese Dance Tristan Dyer
Chinese Dance Ludovic Ondiviela
Chinese Dance James Wilkie
Chinese Dance Jonathan Watkins
Russian Dance James Hay
Russian Dance Valentino Zucchetti
Dance of the Mirlitons Elizabeth Harrod
Dance of the Mirlitons Emma Maguire
Dance of the Mirlitons Yasmine Naghdi
Dance of the Mirlitons Akane Takada
Waltz of the Flowers
Rose Fairy Yuhui Choe
Her Escort Alexander Campbell
Her Escort Bennet Gartside
Her Escort Valeri Hristov
Her Escort Johannes Stepanek
Leading Flower Deirdre Chapman
Leading Flower Olivia Cowley
Leading Flower Itziar Mendizabal
Leading Flower Lara Turk
Artists of The Royal Ballet
Grand pas de deux Marianela Nuñez
Grand pas de deux Nehemiah Kish
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: 12.05-12.54pm, Act II: 1.25-2.12pm
Information source: Royal Opera House cast sheet and stage manager's report for 2 January 2012 (in Royal Opera House Collections)