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The Nutcracker - 8 December 2012 Evening 7.00pm

Ballet: Performance details

Company: The Royal Ballet
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor Koen Kessels
Co-Concert Master Sergey Levitin
Choir Director Charles Cole
Herr Drosselmeyer Gary Avis
his god-daughter
Meaghan Grace Hinkis
Hans-Peter/The Nutcracker
his nephew
Ricardo Cervera
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 Barbara Rhodes
Scene 3: The Stahlbaums' living room
Dr Stahlbaum
Clara's father
Christopher Saunders
Mrs Stahlbaum
Clara's mother
Elizabeth McGorian
Clara's brother
Johnny Randall
Clara's Partner James Hay
Grandmother Kristen McNally
Grandfather Alastair Marriott
Dancing Mistress Genesia Rosato
Captain David Pickering
a doll
Brian Maloney
a doll
Elizabeth Harrod
a doll
Alexander Campbell
a doll
Emma Maguire
St Nicholas Tomas Mock
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 Roberta Marquez
The Prince Steven McRae
Spanish Dance Christina Arestis
Spanish Dance David Pickering
Spanish Dance Claire Calvert
Spanish Dance Brian Maloney
Spanish Dance Laura McCulloch
Spanish Dance Thomas Whitehead
Arabian Dance Melissa Hamilton
Arabian Dance Ryoichi Hirano
Arabian Dance Kenta Kura
Arabian Dance Eric Underwood
Chinese Dance Andrej Uspenski
Chinese Dance Fernando Montaño
Chinese Dance James Wilkie
Chinese Dance Jonathan Watkins
Russian Dance James Hay
Russian Dance Paul Kay
Dance of the Mirlitons Elizabeth Harrod
Dance of the Mirlitons Emma Maguire
Dance of the Mirlitons Akane Takada
Dance of the Mirlitons Sabina Westcombe
Waltz of the Flowers
Rose Fairy Laura Morera
Her Escort Alexander Campbell
Her Escort Bennet Gartside
Her Escort Valeri Hristov
Her Escort Johannes Stepanek
Leading Flower Yuhui Choe
Leading Flower Helen Crawford
Leading Flower Hikaru Kobayashi
Leading Flower Itziar Mendizabal
Artists of The Royal Ballet
Grand pas de deux Roberta Marquez
Grand pas de deux Steven McRae
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
Notes: The Paul Hamlyn Christmas Treat.
Sponsor: The Helen Hamlyn Trust (performance); The Sun (performance)
Durations: Act I: 7.07-7.57pm, Act II: 8.27-9.15pm
Information source: Royal Opera House cast sheet and stage manager's report for 8 December 2012 (in Royal Opera House Collections)