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The Nutcracker - 28 December 2005 Evening 7.30pm

Ballet: Performance details

Company: The Royal Ballet
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor Paul Murphy
Leader Robert Gibbs
Cast
Herr Drosselmeyer Alastair Marriott
Clara
his God-daughter
Bethany Keating
Hans-Peter/The Nutcracker
his nephew
Steven McRae
ACT I
Scene 1: Drosselmeyer's workshop - early evening
Drosselmeyer's Assistant Michael Stojko
Scene 2: Street outside the Stahlbaums' house
Maiden Aunt Diane Holland
Maiden Aunt Pauline Wadsworth
Housekeeper Romayne Grigorova
Scene 3: The Stahlbaums' living room
Dr Stahlbaum
Clara's father
David Pickering
Mrs Stahlbaum
Clara's mother
Christina Arestis
Fritz
her brother
Teo Dubreuil
Clara's partner James Wilkie
Grandmother Kristen McNally
Grandfather Bennet Gartside
Dancing Mistress Vanessa Palmer
Captain Gary Avis
Harlequin
a doll
Giacomo Ciriaci
Columbine
a doll
Iohna Loots
Soldier
a doll
Zachary Faruque
Vivandière
a doll
Samantha Raine
St Nicholas Vito Mazzeo
Devil Ludovic Ondiviela
Devil Paul Kay
Scene 4: The Battle
The Mouse King Gary Avis
Scene 5: The Land of Snow
Snowflakes Artists of The Royal Ballet
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 Ivan Putrov
Divertissements
Spanish Dance Vanessa Palmer
Spanish Dance Jonathan Howells
Spanish Dance Cindy Jourdain
Spanish Dance Henry St Clair
Spanish Dance Emily Low
Spanish Dance Ryoichi Hirano
Arabian Dance Vanessa Fenton
Arabian Dance Gary Avis
Arabian Dance Valeri Hristov
Arabian Dance Rupert Pennefather
Chinese Dance Zachary Faruque
Chinese Dance James Wilkie
Chinese Dance Ludovic Ondiviela
Chinese Dance Michael Stojko
Russian Dance Bennet Gartside
Russian Dance Richard Ramsey
Dance of the Mirlitons Yuhui Choe
Dance of the Mirlitons Emma Maguire
Dance of the Mirlitons Pietra Mello-Pittman
Dance of the Mirlitons Sabina Westcombe
Waltz of the Flowers
Rose Fairy Deirdre Chapman
Her Escort Thiago Soares
Her Escort Brian Maloney
Her Escort Ernst Meisner
Her Escort Andrej Uspenski
Leading Flower Helen Crawford
Leading Flower Hikaru Kobayashi
Leading Flower Gemma Sykes
Leading Flower Samantha Raine
Flowers, Cavaliers Artists of The Royal Ballet
Grand pas de deux Roberta Marquez
Grand pas de deux Ivan Putrov
Finale Entire Cast
Scene 3: Street outside the Stahlbaums' house
Scene 4: Drosselmeyer's workshop - later that night
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)
London Oratory Junior Choir
The Royal Ballet Sinfonia
Durations: Act I: 7.33-8.21pm, Act II: 8.51-9.40pm
Information source: Royal Opera House cast sheet and stage manager's report for 28 December 2005 (in Royal Opera House Collections)