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The Nutcracker - 1 January 2000 Evening 

Ballet: Performance details

Company: The Royal Ballet
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor Andrea Quinn
Sub-Leader Alan Sloan
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
Elizabeth McGorian
Fritz
her brother
Oliver Till
Clara's partner Giacomo Ciriaci
Grandmother Sandra Conley
Grandfather William Tuckett
Dancing Mistress Genesia Rosato
Captain Christopher Saunders
Harlequin
a doll
Hubert Essakow
Columbine
a doll
Jane Burn
Soldier
a doll
Shi-Ning Liu
Vivandière
a doll
Laura Morera
St Nicholas Kenta Kura
Devil Tom Sapsford
Devil Michael Stojko
Act I scene 4 The Battle
The Mouse King David Pickering
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 Darcey Bussell
The Prince Roberto Bolle
Divertissements
Spanish Dance Vanessa Palmer
Spanish Dance Nigel Burley
Spanish Dance Sara Gallie
Spanish Dance Julie Lack
Spanish Dance Peter Abegglen
Spanish Dance Edward Watson
Arabian Dance Nicola Tranah
Arabian Dance Christopher Saunders
Arabian Dance Luke Heydon
Arabian Dance Alastair Marriott
Chinese Dance Giacomo Ciriaci
Chinese Dance Martin Harvey
Chinese Dance Justin Meissner
Chinese Dance Joshua Tuifua
Russian Dance Michael Stojko
Russian Dance Tom Sapsford
Dance of the Mirlitons Jane Burn
Dance of the Mirlitons Mara Galeazzi
Dance of the Mirlitons Mayuko Maeda
Dance of the Mirlitons Jaimie Tapper
Waltz of the Flowers
Rose Fairy Rachel Rawlins
Her Escort Victor Alvarez
Her Escort Hubert Essakow
Her Escort Shi-Ning Liu
Her Escort Thomas Whitehead
Leading Flower Chloe Davies
Leading Flower Leire Ortueta
Leading Flower Laura Morera
Leading Flower Gillian Revie
Artists of The Royal Ballet
Grand pas de deux Darcey Bussell
Grand pas de deux Roberto Bolle
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: 40 minutes, Act II: 46 minutes
Information source: Royal Opera House cast sheet for 1 January 2000 (in Royal Opera House Collections)