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The Nutcracker - 7 January 2012 Matinee 2.30pm

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 Christopher Saunders
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 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
Gary Avis
Mrs Stahlbaum
Clara's mother
Genesia Rosato
Fritz
Clara's brother
Sean Flanagan
Clara's Partner Valentino Zucchetti
Grandmother Olivia Cowley
Grandfather Jonathan Howells
Dancing Mistress Elizabeth McGorian
Captain Ryoichi Hirano
Harlequin
a doll
James Wilkie
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 Akane Takada
The Prince Dawid Trzensimiech
Divertissements
Spanish Dance Kristen McNally
Spanish Dance David Pickering
Spanish Dance Celisa Diuana
Spanish Dance Jonathan Howells
Spanish Dance Tara-Brigitte Bhavnani
Spanish Dance Eric Underwood
Arabian Dance Olivia Cowley
Arabian Dance Bennet Gartside
Arabian Dance Ryoichi Hirano
Arabian Dance Johannes Stepanek
Chinese Dance Sander Blommaert
Chinese Dance James Hay
Chinese Dance James Wilkie
Chinese Dance Valentino Zucchetti
Russian Dance Tristan Dyer
Russian Dance Michael Stojko
Dance of the Mirlitons Gemma Pitchley-Gale
Dance of the Mirlitons Iohna Loots
Dance of the Mirlitons Francesca Hayward
Dance of the Mirlitons Sabina Westcombe
Waltz of the Flowers
Rose Fairy Itziar Mendizabal
Her Escort Ricardo Cervera
Her Escort Kenta Kura
Her Escort Fernando Montaño
Her Escort Jonathan Watkins
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 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: 2.35-3.23pm, Act II: 3.53-4.39pm
Information source: Royal Opera House cast sheet and stage manager's report for 7 January 2012 (in Royal Opera House Collections)