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The Nutcracker - 27 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
Guest Leader Shirly Laub
Choir Director Patrick Russill
Cast
Herr Drosselmeyer Luke Heydon
Clara
his God-daughter
Alina Cojocaru
Hans-Peter/The Nutcracker
his nephew
Ivan Putrov
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 Genesia Rosato
Grandfather Philip Mosley
Dancing Mistress Elizabeth McGorian
Captain Christopher Saunders
Harlequin
a doll
Joshua Tuifua
Columbine
a doll
Mara Galeazzi
Soldier
a doll
Justin Meissner
Vivandière
a doll
Jenny Tattersall
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
Act II scene 2 The Sugar Garden of the Palace
The Sugar Plum Fairy Muriel Valtat
The Prince Johan Persson
Divertissements
Spanish Dance Nicole Ransley
Spanish Dance Victor Alvarez
Spanish Dance Francesca Filpi
Spanish Dance Martin Harvey
Spanish Dance Chloe Davies
Spanish Dance Justin Meissner
Arabian Dance Vanessa Palmer
Arabian Dance David Pickering
Arabian Dance José María Tirado
Arabian Dance Thomas Whitehead
Chinese Dance Bennet Gartside
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 Mayuko Maeda
Dance of the Mirlitons Natasha Oughtred
Dance of the Mirlitons Naomi Reynolds
Waltz of the Flowers
Rose Fairy Gillian Revie
Her Escort Maurice Vodegel-Matzen
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 Muriel Valtat
Grand pas de deux Johan Persson
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: 2.03-2.54pm, Act II: 3.29-4.17pm
Information source: Royal Opera House cast sheet for 27 December 2000 (in Royal Opera House Collections)