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The Nutcracker - 23 December 2006 Matinee 2.00pm

Ballet: Performance details

Company: The Royal Ballet
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor Paul Murphy
Associate Concert Master Sergey Levitin
Cast
Herr Drosselmeyer Gary Avis
Clara
his God-daughter
Caroline Duprot
Hans-Peter/The Nutcracker
his nephew
Zachary Faruque
ACT I
Scene 1: Drosselmeyer's workshop - early evening
Drosselmeyer's Assistant Giacomo Ciriaci
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
Matthew Ball
Clara's Partner Michael Stojko
Grandmother Vanessa Fenton
Grandfather Alastair Marriott
Dancing Mistress Genesia Rosato
Captain Johannes Stepanek
Harlequin
a doll
James Wilkie
Columbine
a doll
Iohna Loots
Soldier
a doll
Paul Kay
Vivandière
a doll
Celisa Diuana
St Nicholas Vito Mazzeo
Devil Ludovic Ondiviela
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 Roberta Marquez
The Prince Valeri Hristov
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 Ludovic Ondiviela
Chinese Dance Jonathan Watkins
Chinese Dance Liam Scarlett
Russian Dance Paul Kay
Russian Dance Richard Ramsey
Dance of the Mirlitons Celisa Diuana
Dance of the Mirlitons Victoria Hewitt
Dance of the Mirlitons Samantha Raine
Dance of the Mirlitons Christina Elida Salerno
Waltz of the Flowers
Rose Fairy Mara Galeazzi
Her Escort Ricardo Cervera
Her Escort Bennet Gartside
Her Escort Kenta Kura
Her Escort Steven McRae
Leading Flower Alexandra Ansanelli
Leading Flower Deirdre Chapman
Leading Flower Lauren Cuthbertson
Leading Flower Laura Morera
Flowers, Cavaliers Artists of The Royal Ballet
Grand pas de deux Roberta Marquez
Grand pas de deux Valeri Hristov
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: 2.05-2.53pm, Act II: 3.23-4.09pm
Information source: Royal Opera House cast sheet and stage manager's report for 23 December 2006 (in Royal Opera House Collections)