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The Nutcracker - 23 December 2012 Matinee 1.00pm

Ballet: Performance details

Company: The Royal Ballet
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor Koen Kessels
Leader Robert Gibbs
Choir Director Charles Cole
Cast
Herr Drosselmeyer Bennet Gartside
Clara
his god-daughter
Elizabeth Harrod
Hans-Peter/The Nutcracker
his nephew
Brian Maloney
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
David Pickering
Mrs Stahlbaum
Clara's mother
Christina Arestis
Fritz
Clara's brother
Johnny Randall
Clara's Partner James Wilkie
Grandmother Deirdre Chapman
Grandfather Jonathan Howells
Dancing Mistress Kristen McNally
Captain Gary Avis
Harlequin
a doll
Fernando Montaño
Columbine
a doll
Meaghan Grace Hinkis
Soldier
a doll
James Hay
Vivandière
a doll
Yasmine Naghdi
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 Laura Morera
The Prince Federico Bonelli
Divertissements
Spanish Dance Deirdre Chapman
Spanish Dance Alexander Campbell
Spanish Dance Jacqueline Clark
Spanish Dance Erico Montes
Spanish Dance Pietra Mello-Pittman
Spanish Dance Eric Underwood
Arabian Dance Itziar Mendizabal
Arabian Dance Gary Avis
Arabian Dance Ryoichi Hirano
Arabian Dance Dawid Trzensimiech
Chinese Dance Sander Blommaert
Chinese Dance Tristan Dyer
Chinese Dance Tomas Mock
Chinese Dance Marcelino Sambe
Russian Dance Michael Stojko
Russian Dance James Wilkie
Dance of the Mirlitons Elsa Godard
Dance of the Mirlitons Yasmine Naghdi
Dance of the Mirlitons Romany Pajdak
Dance of the Mirlitons Leticia Stock
Waltz of the Flowers
Rose Fairy Hikaru Kobayashi
Her Escort Kenta Kura
Her Escort Fernando Montaño
Her Escort Andrej Uspenski
Her Escort Valentino Zucchetti
Leading Flower Tara-Brigitte Bhavnani
Leading Flower Nathalie Harrison
Leading Flower Laura McCulloch
Leading Flower Emma Maguire
Artists of The Royal Ballet
Grand pas de deux Laura Morera
Grand pas de deux Federico Bonelli
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 Royal Ballet Sinfonia
Durations: Act I: 1.06-1.56pm, Act II: 2.27-3.16pm
Information source: Royal Opera House cast sheet and stage manager's report for 23 December 2012 (in Royal Opera House Collections)