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The Nutcracker - 4 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 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 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
William Tuckett
Mrs Stahlbaum
Clara's mother
Nicola Tranah
Fritz
her brother
Russell Ducker
Clara's partner Antoine Jully
Grandmother Muriel Valtat
Grandfather Philip Mosley
Dancing Mistress Vanessa Palmer
Captain Ashley Page
Harlequin
a doll
Giacomo Ciriaci
Columbine
a doll
Sian Murphy
Soldier
a doll
Martin Harvey
Vivandière
a doll
Marianela Nuñez
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 Leanne Benjamin
The Prince Johan Persson
Divertissements
Spanish Dance Leire Ortueta
Spanish Dance Nathan Coppen
Spanish Dance Francesca Filpi
Spanish Dance Martin Harvey
Spanish Dance Chloe Davies
Spanish Dance Edward Watson
Arabian Dance Vanessa Palmer
Arabian Dance Bennet Gartside
Arabian Dance Alastair Marriott
Arabian Dance Thomas Whitehead
Chinese Dance Giacomo Ciriaci
Chinese Dance Brian Maloney
Chinese Dance Tom Sapsford
Chinese Dance Justin Meissner
Russian Dance Antoine Jully
Russian Dance Michael Stojko
Dance of the Mirlitons Gemma Bond
Dance of the Mirlitons Helen Crawford
Dance of the Mirlitons Iohna Loots
Dance of the Mirlitons Natasha Oughtred
Waltz of the Flowers
Rose Fairy Jaimie Tapper
Her Escort Ivan Putrov
Her Escort Johannes Stepanek
Her Escort Maurice Vodegel-Matzen
Her Escort Kenta Kura
Leading Flower Victoria Hewitt
Leading Flower Sian Murphy
Leading Flower Samantha Raine
Leading Flower Gillian Revie
Artists of The Royal Ballet
Grand pas de deux Leanne Benjamin
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 Royal Ballet Sinfonia
Durations: Act I: 51 minutes, Interval: 30 minutes, Act II: 50 minutes
Information source: Royal Opera House cast sheet for 4 January 2002 (in Royal Opera House Collections)