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The Nutcracker - 7 January 2012 Evening 7.30pm

Ballet: Performance details

Company: The Royal Ballet
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor Barry Wordsworth
Leader Cynthia Fleming
Choir Director Charles Cole
Cast
Herr Drosselmeyer Gary Avis
Clara
his god-daughter
Sabina Westcombe
Hans-Peter/The Nutcracker
his nephew
James Hay
Act I
Scene 1: Drosselmeyer's workshop, early evening
Drosselmeyer's Assistant Paul Kay
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
David Pickering
Mrs Stahlbaum
Clara's mother
Christina Arestis
Fritz
Clara's brother
Jay Godden
Clara's Partner James Wilkie
Grandmother Jacqueline Clark
Grandfather Jonathan Howells
Dancing Mistress Kristen McNally
Captain Johannes Stepanek
Harlequin
a doll
Tristan Dyer
Columbine
a doll
Leticia Stock
Soldier
a doll
Valentino Zucchetti
Vivandière
a doll
Samantha Raine
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 Yuhui Choe
The Prince Sergei Polunin
Divertissements
Spanish Dance Kristen McNally
Spanish Dance Johannes Stepanek
Spanish Dance Claire Calvert
Spanish Dance Fernando Montaño
Spanish Dance Jacqueline Clark
Spanish Dance Jonathan Howells
Arabian Dance Tara-Brigitte Bhavnani
Arabian Dance Ryoichi Hirano
Arabian Dance Kenta Kura
Arabian Dance Eric Underwood
Chinese Dance Sander Blommaert
Chinese Dance Tristan Dyer
Chinese Dance James Wilkie
Chinese Dance Michael Stojko
Russian Dance Paul Kay
Russian Dance Valentino Zucchetti
Dance of the Mirlitons Leanne Cope
Dance of the Mirlitons Meaghan Grace Hinkis
Dance of the Mirlitons Romany Pajdak
Dance of the Mirlitons Leticia Stock
Waltz of the Flowers
Rose Fairy Emma Maguire
Her Escort Bennet Gartside
Her Escort Dawid Trzensimiech
Her Escort Jonathan Watkins
Her Escort Alexander Campbell
Leading Flower Olivia Cowley
Leading Flower Celisa Diuana
Leading Flower Nathalie Harrison
Leading Flower Laura McCulloch
Artists of The Royal Ballet
Grand pas de deux Yuhui Choe
Grand pas de deux Sergei Polunin
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: 7.35-8.25pm, Act II: 8.55-9.43pm
Information source: Royal Opera House cast sheet and stage manager's report for 7 January 2012 (in Royal Opera House Collections)