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The Nutcracker - 16 December 1999 Matinee 

Ballet: Performance details

Company: The Royal Ballet
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Schools' matinee
Conductor Andrea Quinn
Concert Master Peter Manning
Choir Director Patrick Russill
Cast
Herr Drosselmeyer Anthony Dowell
Clara
his God-daughter
Marta Barahona
Hans-Peter/The Nutcracker
his nephew
Jonathan Howells
Act I scene 1 Drosselmeyer's workshop - early evening
Drosselmeyer's Assistant Peter Abegglen
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
Sandra Conley
Fritz
her brother
Stephen Emerson
Clara's partner Ivan Putrov
Grandmother Genesia Rosato
Grandfather William Tuckett
Dancing Mistress Elizabeth McGorian
Captain Christopher Saunders
Harlequin
a doll
Yohei Sasaki
Columbine
a doll
Mara Galeazzi
Soldier
a doll
Ricardo Cervera
Vivandière
a doll
Jaimie Tapper
St Nicholas Kenta Kura
Devil Antoine Jully
Devil Ivan Putrov
Act I scene 4 The Battle
The Mouse King William Tuckett
Act I scene 5 The Land of Snow
Act II scene 1 The journey to the Kingdom of Sweets
Act II scene 2 The Sugar Garden of the Palace
The Sugar Plum Fairy Christina McDermott
The Prince Iñaki Urlezaga
Divertissements
Spanish Dance Chloe Davies
Spanish Dance Victor Alvarez
Spanish Dance Rachel Rawlins
Spanish Dance Jaimie Tapper
Spanish Dance Shi-Ning Liu
Spanish Dance Yohei Sasaki
Arabian Dance Leire Ortueta
Arabian Dance Alastair Marriott
Arabian Dance David Pickering
Arabian Dance Joshua Tuifua
Chinese Dance Ricardo Cervera
Chinese Dance Bennet Gartside
Chinese Dance Justin Meissner
Chinese Dance Antoine Jully
Russian Dance Michael Stojko
Russian Dance Thomas Sapsford
Dance of the Mirlitons Mayuko Maeda
Dance of the Mirlitons Marianela Nuñez
Dance of the Mirlitons Naomi Reynolds
Dance of the Mirlitons Jenny Tattersall
Waltz of the Flowers
Rose Fairy Gillian Revie
Her Escort Hubert Essakow
Her Escort Maurice Vodegel-Matzen
Her Escort Edward Watson
Her Escort Thomas Whitehead
Leading Flower Jane Burn
Leading Flower Mara Galeazzi
Leading Flower Sara Gallie
Leading Flower Laura Morera
Artists of The Royal Ballet
Grand pas de deux Christina McDermott
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, snowflakes, flowers 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 Choir
The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Sponsor: BP Amoco (schools' matinee)
Durations: Act I: 49 minutes, Interval: 30 minutes, Act II: 46 minutes
Information source: Royal Opera House cast sheet for 16 December 1999 (in Royal Opera House Collections)