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The Nutcracker - 13 December 2006 Evening 7.30pm

Ballet: Performance details

Company: The Royal Ballet
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor Boris Gruzin
Concert Master Peter Manning
Cast
Herr Drosselmeyer Gary Avis
Clara
his God-daughter
Iohna Loots
Hans-Peter/The Nutcracker
his nephew
Ricardo Cervera
ACT I
Scene 1 Drosselmeyer's workshop - early evening
Drosselmeyer's Assistant Jonathan Howells
Scene 2 Street outside the Stahlbaums' house
Maiden Aunt Diane Holland
Maiden Aunt Susan Nye
Housekeeper Romayne Grigorova
Scene 3 The Stahlbaums' living room
Dr Stahlbaum
Clara's father
Christopher Saunders
Mrs Stahlbaum
Clara's mother
Elizabeth McGorian
Fritz
her brother
Teo Dubreuil
Clara's Partner Giacomo Ciriaci
Grandmother Vanessa Fenton
Grandfather Alastair Marriott
Dancing Mistress Genesia Rosato
Captain David Pickering
Harlequin
a doll
Joshua Tuifua
Columbine
a doll
Victoria Hewitt
Soldier
a doll
Martin Harvey
Vivandière
a doll
Lauren Cuthbertson
St Nicholas Vito Mazzeo
Devil Ludovic Ondiviela
Devil James Wilkie
Scene 4 The Battle
The Mouse King David Pickering
Scene 5 The Land of Snow
Snowflakes Artists of The Royal Ballet
Snowflakes Students of The Royal Ballet School (Upper School)
ACT II
Scene 1 The journey to the Kingdom of Sweets
Scene 2 The Sugar Garden of the Palace
The Sugar Plum Fairy Miyako Yoshida
The Prince Federico Bonelli
Divertissements
Spanish Dance Gillian Revie
Spanish Dance José Martín
Spanish Dance Sian Murphy
Spanish Dance Ryoichi Hirano
Spanish Dance Hikaru Kobayashi
Spanish Dance Eric Underwood
Arabian Dance Isabel McMeekan
Arabian Dance David Pickering
Arabian Dance Johannes Stepanek
Arabian Dance Joshua Tuifua
Chinese Dance Giacomo Ciriaci
Chinese Dance Richard Ramsey
Chinese Dance Liam Scarlett
Chinese Dance Ludovic Ondiviela
Russian Dance Steven McRae
Russian Dance Michael Stojko
Dance of the Mirlitons Gemma Bond
Dance of the Mirlitons Caroline Duprot
Dance of the Mirlitons Natasha Oughtred
Dance of the Mirlitons Christina Elida Salerno
Waltz of the Flowers
Rose Fairy Sarah Lamb
Her Escort Zachary Faruque
Her Escort Bennet Gartside
Her Escort Kenta Kura
Her Escort Ernst Meisner
Leading Flower Alexandra Ansanelli
Leading Flower Gemma Sykes
Leading Flower Victoria Hewitt
Leading Flower Laura Morera
Flowers, Cavaliers Artists of The Royal Ballet
Grand pas de deux Miyako Yoshida
Grand pas de deux Federico Bonelli
Finale Entire Cast
Scene 3 Street outside the Stahlbaums' house
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 Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Notes: Performance dedicated to Sir Peter Wright in celebration of his 80th birthday.
Sponsor: DFS Furniture Company (performance)
Durations: Act I: 7.35-8.24pm, Act II, Happy Birthday and Speeches: 8.55-9.42pm
Information source: Royal Opera House cast sheet and stage manager's report for 13 December 2006 (in Royal Opera House Collections)