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The Nutcracker - 3 January 2012 Evening 7.00pm

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 Gary Avis
Clara
his god-daughter
Iohna Loots
Hans-Peter/The Nutcracker
his nephew
Ricardo Cervera
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
Frederick Gunningham
Clara's Partner James Hay
Grandmother Olivia Cowley
Grandfather Alastair Marriott
Dancing Mistress Kristen McNally
Captain Johannes Stepanek
Harlequin
a doll
Fernando Montaño
Columbine
a doll
Elizabeth Harrod
Soldier
a doll
Jonathan Watkins
Vivandière
a doll
Emma Maguire
St Nicholas Sander Blommaert
Scene 4: The Battle
Mouse King David Pickering
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 Laura McCulloch
Spanish Dance Eric Underwood
Spanish Dance Sian Murphy
Spanish Dance Jonathan Howells
Arabian Dance Lara Turk
Arabian Dance David Pickering
Arabian Dance Kenta Kura
Arabian Dance Ryoichi Hirano
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 Elizabeth Harrod
Dance of the Mirlitons Gemma Pitchley-Gale
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 Claire Calvert
Leading Flower Emma Maguire
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)
BBC Concert Orchestra
Durations: Act I: 7.04-7.52pm, Act II: 8.22-9.09pm
Information source: Royal Opera House cast sheet and stage manager's report for 3 January 2012 (in Royal Opera House Collections)