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The Nutcracker - 23 December 2000 Matinee 2.00pm

Ballet: Performance details

Company: The Royal Ballet
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor Andrea Quinn
Concert Master Peter Manning
Choir Director Patrick Russill
Cast
Herr Drosselmeyer Christopher Saunders
Clara
his God-daughter
Jenny Tattersall
Hans-Peter/The Nutcracker
his nephew
Ricardo Cervera
Act I scene 1 Drosselmeyer's workshop - early evening
Drosselmeyer's Assistant Tom Sapsford
Act I scene 2 Street outside the Stahlbaums' house
Maiden Aunt Diane Holland
Maiden Aunt Pauline Wadsworth
Housekeeper Romayne Grigorova
Act I scene 3 The Stahlbaums' living room
Dr Stahlbaum
Clara's father
William Tuckett
Mrs Stahlbaum
Clara's mother
Nicola Tranah
Fritz
her brother
Stephen Emerson
Clara's partner Giacomo Ciriaci
Grandmother Elizabeth McGorian
Grandfather Philip Mosley
Dancing Mistress Genesia Rosato
Captain David Drew
Harlequin
a doll
Joshua Tuifua
Columbine
a doll
Alina Cojocaru
Soldier
a doll
Justin Meissner
Vivandière
a doll
Jaimie Tapper
St Nicholas José María Tirado
Devil Antoine Jully
Devil Shumpei Nemoto
Act I scene 4 The Battle
The Mouse King William Tuckett
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
The Sugar Plum Fairy Gillian Revie
The Prince Iñaki Urlezaga
Divertissements
Spanish Dance Nicole Ransley
Spanish Dance Jonathan Howells
Spanish Dance Francesca Filpi
Spanish Dance Martin Harvey
Spanish Dance Chloe Davies
Spanish Dance Justin Meissner
Arabian Dance Vanessa Palmer
Arabian Dance Bennet Gartside
Arabian Dance José María Tirado
Arabian Dance Thomas Whitehead
Chinese Dance Joshua Tuifua
Chinese Dance Brian Maloney
Chinese Dance Shumpei Nemoto
Chinese Dance Tom Sapsford
Russian Dance Giacomo Ciriaci
Russian Dance Antoine Jully
Dance of the Mirlitons Tomoko Furuya
Dance of the Mirlitons Iohna Loots
Dance of the Mirlitons Natasha Oughtred
Dance of the Mirlitons Naomi Reynolds
Waltz of the Flowers
Rose Fairy Rachel Rawlins
Her Escort Victor Alvarez
Her Escort Hubert Essakow
Her Escort Yohei Sasaki
Her Escort Edward Watson
Leading Flower Jane Burn
Leading Flower Mara Galeazzi
Leading Flower Laura Morera
Leading Flower Marianela Nuñez
Artists of The Royal Ballet
Grand pas de deux Gillian Revie
Grand pas de deux Iñaki Urlezaga
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 Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Durations: Act I: 2.06-2.56pm, Act II: 3.32-4.20pm
Information source: Royal Opera House cast sheet for 23 December 2000 (in Royal Opera House Collections)