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The Nutcracker - 27 December 2000 Evening 7.00pm

Ballet: Performance details

Company: The Royal Ballet
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor Evgeny Svetlanov
Guest Leader Shirly Laub
Choir Director Patrick Russill
Cast
Herr Drosselmeyer Anthony Dowell
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 Justin Meissner
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
David Drew
Mrs Stahlbaum
Clara's mother
Elizabeth McGorian
Fritz
her brother
Oliver Till
Clara's partner Giacomo Ciriaci
Grandmother Genesia Rosato
Grandfather Luke Heydon
Dancing Mistress Nicola Tranah
Captain William Tuckett
Harlequin
a doll
Hubert Essakow
Columbine
a doll
Jane Burn
Soldier
a doll
Ricardo Cervera
Vivandière
a doll
Laura Morera
St Nicholas Richard Ramsey
Devil Antoine Jully
Devil Brian Maloney
Act I scene 4 The Battle
The Mouse King Christopher Saunders
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 Miyako Yoshida
The Prince Jonathan Cope
Divertissements
Spanish Dance Vanessa Palmer
Spanish Dance Justin Meissner
Spanish Dance Sian Murphy
Spanish Dance Ricardo Cervera
Spanish Dance Julie Lack
Spanish Dance Thomas Whitehead
Arabian Dance Nicola Tranah
Arabian Dance Christopher Saunders
Arabian Dance Alastair Marriott
Arabian Dance Maurice Vodegel-Matzen
Chinese Dance Giacomo Ciriaci
Chinese Dance Martin Harvey
Chinese Dance Brian Maloney
Chinese Dance Joshua Tuifua
Russian Dance Bennet Gartside
Russian Dance Tom Sapsford
Dance of the Mirlitons Jane Burn
Dance of the Mirlitons Mara Galeazzi
Dance of the Mirlitons Laura Morera
Dance of the Mirlitons Naomi Reynolds
Waltz of the Flowers
Rose Fairy Zenaida Yanowsky
Her Escort Victor Alvarez
Her Escort Hubert Essakow
Her Escort Yohei Sasaki
Her Escort Edward Watson
Leading Flower Chloe Davies
Leading Flower Marianela Nuñez
Leading Flower Rachel Rawlins
Leading Flower Jaimie Tapper
Artists of The Royal Ballet
Grand pas de deux Miyako Yoshida
Grand pas de deux Jonathan Cope
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: 7.03-7.58pm, Act II: 8.36-9.29pm
Television - future relay: BBC Television
Information source: Royal Opera House cast sheet for 27 December 2000 (in Royal Opera House Collections)