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The Nutcracker - 27 December 2002 Evening 

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
Natasha Oughtred
Hans-Peter/The Nutcracker
his nephew
Ricardo Cervera
Act I scene 1 Drosselmeyer's workshop - early evening
Drosselmeyer's Assistant Tim Matiakis
Act I scene 2 Street outside the Stahlbaums' house
Maiden Aunt Diane Holland
Maiden Aunt Susan Nye
Housekeeper Romayne Grigorova
Act I scene 3 The Stahlbaums' living room
Dr Stahlbaum
Clara's father
Christopher Saunders
Mrs Stahlbaum
Clara's mother
Elizabeth McGorian
Fritz
her brother
James Johnson
Clara's Partner Brian Maloney
Grandmother Vanessa Fenton
Grandfather William Tuckett
Dancing Mistress Genesia Rosato
Captain David Pickering
Harlequin
a doll
Jonathan Howells
Columbine
a doll
Jane Burn
Soldier
a doll
Martin Harvey
Vivandière
a doll
Isabel McMeekan
St Nicholas Ryoichi Hirano
Devil Adam Linder
Devil Michael Stojko
Act I scene 4 The Battle
The Mouse King José María Tirado
Act I scene 5 The Land of Snow
Snowflakes Artists of The Royal Ballet
Act II scene I The journey to the Kingdom of Sweets
Act II scene 2 The Sugar Garden of the Palace
The Sugar Plum Fairy Alina Cojocaru
The Prince Johan Kobborg
Divertissements
Spanish Dance Vanessa Palmer
Spanish Dance Jonathan Howells
Spanish Dance Sian Murphy
Spanish Dance Martin Harvey
Spanish Dance Tomoko Furuya
Spanish Dance Thomas Whitehead
Arabian Dance Christina Arestis
Arabian Dance David Pickering
Arabian Dance José María Tirado
Arabian Dance Joshua Tuifua
Chinese Dance Brian Maloney
Chinese Dance Tim Matiakis
Chinese Dance Richard Ramsey
Chinese Dance James Wilkie
Russian Dance Bennet Gartside
Russian Dance Michael Stojko
Dance of the Mirlitons Gemma Bond
Dance of the Mirlitons Helen Crawford
Dance of the Mirlitons Victoria Hewitt
Dance of the Mirlitons Bethany Keating
Waltz of the Flowers
Rose Fairy Zenaida Yanowsky
Her Escort Kenta Kura
Her Escort Anton Pankevitch
Her Escort Yohei Sasaki
Her Escort Edward Watson
Leading Flower Jane Burn
Leading Flower Mara Galeazzi
Leading Flower Belinda Hatley
Leading Flower Laura Morera
Artists of The Royal Ballet
Grand pas de deux Alina Cojocaru
Grand pas de deux Johan Kobborg
Finale Entire Cast
Act II scene 3 Street outside the Stahlbaums' house
Act II 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: 49 minutes, Interval: 30 minutes, Act II: 49 minutes
Information source: Royal Opera House cast sheet for 27 December 2002 (in Royal Opera House Collections)