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The Nutcracker - 21 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
Associate Concert Master Sergey Levitin
Cast
Herr Drosselmeyer Christopher Saunders
Clara
his God-daughter
Natasha Oughtred
Hans-Peter/The Nutcracker
his nephew
Steven McRae
ACT I
Scene 1: Drosselmeyer's workshop - early evening
Drosselmeyer's Assistant Michael Stojko
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
Gary Avis
Mrs Stahlbaum
Clara's mother
Genesia Rosato
Fritz
her brother
Teo Dubreuil
Clara's Partner Ludovic Ondiviela
Grandmother Olivia Cowley
Grandfather Bennet Gartside
Dancing Mistress Elizabeth McGorian
Captain Johannes Stepanek
Harlequin
a doll
Jonathan Howells
Columbine
a doll
Sian Murphy
Soldier
a doll
José Martín
Vivandière
a doll
Hikaru Kobayashi
St Nicholas Xander Parish
Devil Paul Kay
Devil Fernando Montaño
Scene 4: The Battle
The Mouse King Ryoichi Hirano
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 Belinda Hatley
The Prince Valeri Hristov
Divertissements
Spanish Dance Francesca Filpi
Spanish Dance Jonathan Howells
Spanish Dance Helen Crawford
Spanish Dance Joshua Tuifua
Spanish Dance Hikaru Kobayashi
Spanish Dance Eric Underwood
Arabian Dance Christina Arestis
Arabian Dance David Makhateli
Arabian Dance Johannes Stepanek
Arabian Dance Ernst Meisner
Chinese Dance Paul Kay
Chinese Dance Fernando Montaño
Chinese Dance Ludovic Ondiviela
Chinese Dance Michael Stojko
Russian Dance Zachary Faruque
Russian Dance Richard Ramsey
Dance of the Mirlitons Gemma Bond
Dance of the Mirlitons Celisa Diuana
Dance of the Mirlitons Iohna Loots
Dance of the Mirlitons Samantha Raine
Waltz of the Flowers
Rose Fairy Laura Morera
Her Escort Ricardo Cervera
Her Escort Bennet Gartside
Her Escort Ryoichi Hirano
Her Escort Kenta Kura
Leading Flower Victoria Hewitt
Leading Flower Isabel McMeekan
Leading Flower Christina Elida Salerno
Leading Flower Sian Murphy
Flowers, Cavaliers Artists of The Royal Ballet
Grand pas de deux Belinda Hatley
Grand pas de deux Yohei Sasaki
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.
Durations: Act I: 7.35-8.24pm, Act II: 8.54-9.42pm
Information source: Royal Opera House cast sheet and stage manager's report for 21 December 2006 (in Royal Opera House Collections)