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The Nutcracker - 28 December 1999 Evening 

Ballet: Performance details

Company: The Royal Ballet
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor Alexander Polishchuck
Guest Leader Kyra Humphries
Choir Director Patrick Russill
Cast
Herr Drosselmeyer Luke Heydon
Clara
his God-daughter
Leana Palmer
Hans-Peter/The Nutcracker
his nephew
Justin Meissner
Act I scene 1 Drosselmeyer's workshop - early evening
Drosselmeyer's Assistant Jonathan Howells
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
Christopher Saunders
Mrs Stahlbaum
Clara's mother
Elizabeth McGorian
Fritz
her brother
Stephen Emerson
Clara's partner Ivan Putrov
Grandmother Genesia Rosato
Grandfather William Tuckett
Dancing Mistress Vanessa Palmer
Captain David Drew
Harlequin
a doll
Yohei Sasaki
Columbine
a doll
Mara Galeazzi
Soldier
a doll
Ricardo Cervera
Vivandière
a doll
Jaimie Tapper
St Nicholas Rupert Pennefather
Devil Martin Harvey
Devil Michael Stojko
Act I scene 4 The Battle
The Mouse King William Tuckett
Act I scene 5 The Land of Snow
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 Sarah Wildor
The Prince Bruce Sansom
Divertissements
Spanish Dance Rachel Rawlins
Spanish Dance Victor Alvarez
Spanish Dance Chloe Davies
Spanish Dance Sian Murphy
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 Jonathan Howells
Chinese Dance Antoine Jully
Russian Dance Tom Sapsford
Russian Dance Michael Stojko
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 Jaimie Tapper
Leading Flower Laura Morera
Artists of The Royal Ballet
Grand pas de deux Sarah Wildor
Grand pas de deux Bruce Sansom
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 Junior Choir
The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Durations: Act I: 49 minutes, Interval: 30 minutes, Act II: 46 minutes
Information source: Royal Opera House cast sheet for 28 December 1999 (in Royal Opera House Collections)