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The Nutcracker - 2 January 2002 Evening 

Ballet: Performance details

Company: The Royal Ballet
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor Jacques Lacombe
Leader Robert Gibbs
Cast
Herr Drosselmeyer William Tuckett
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 Sue Nye
Housekeeper Romayne Grigorova
Act I scene 3 The Stahlbaums' living room
Dr Stahlbaum
Clara's father
David Drew
Mrs Stahlbaum
Clara's mother
Genesia Rosato
Fritz
her brother
Guy Burden
Clara's partner Giacomo Ciriaci
Grandmother Muriel Valtat
Grandfather Luke Heydon
Dancing Mistress Nicola Tranah
Captain Ashley Page
Harlequin
a doll
Ricardo Cervera
Columbine
a doll
Mara Galeazzi
Soldier
a doll
Justin Meissner
Vivandière
a doll
Jenny Tattersall
St Nicholas Richard Ramsey
Devil Brian Maloney
Devil Michael Stojko
Act I scene 4 The Battle
The Mouse King Maurice Vodegel-Matzen
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 Darcey Bussell
The Prince Jonathan Cope
Divertissements
Spanish Dance Vanessa Palmer
Spanish Dance Justin Meissner
Spanish Dance Francesca Filpi
Spanish Dance Ricardo Cervera
Spanish Dance Tomoko Furuya
Spanish Dance Thomas Whitehead
Arabian Dance Gillian Revie
Arabian Dance Christopher Saunders
Arabian Dance Alastair Marriott
Arabian Dance Maurice Vodegel-Matzen
Chinese Dance Martin Harvey
Chinese Dance Antoine Jully
Chinese Dance Brian Maloney
Chinese Dance Joshua Tuifua
Russian Dance Giacomo Ciriaci
Russian Dance Tom Sapsford
Dance of the Mirlitons Iohna Loots
Dance of the Mirlitons Natasha Oughtred
Dance of the Mirlitons Gemma Bond
Dance of the Mirlitons Jenny Tattersall
Waltz of the Flowers
Rose Fairy Zenaida Yanowsky
Her Escort Nathan Coppen
Her Escort Kenta Kura
Her Escort Johannes Stepanek
Her Escort Edward Watson
Leading Flower Chloe Davies
Leading Flower Mara Galeazzi
Leading Flower Marianela Nuñez
Leading Flower Jaimie Tapper
Artists of The Royal Ballet
Grand pas de deux Darcey Bussell
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 Royal Ballet Sinfonia
Durations: Act I: 51 minutes, Interval: 30 minutes, Act II: 50 minutes
Information source: Royal Opera House cast sheet for 2 January 2002 (in Royal Opera House Collections)