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The Nutcracker - 4 January 2007 Evening 7.30pm

Ballet: Performance details

Company: The Royal Ballet
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor Benjamin Pope
Concert Master Peter Manning
Cast
Herr Drosselmeyer William Tuckett
Clara
his God-daughter
Gemma Bond
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
David Pickering
Mrs Stahlbaum
Clara's mother
Christina Arestis
Fritz
her brother
Matthew Ball
Clara's Partner James Wilkie
Grandmother Kristen McNally
Grandfather Bennet Gartside
Dancing Mistress Gillian Revie
Captain Gary Avis
Harlequin
a doll
Michael Stojko
Columbine
a doll
Natasha Oughtred
Soldier
a doll
Steven McRae
Vivandière
a doll
Christina Elida Salerno
St Nicholas Xander Parish
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 Mara Galeazzi
The Prince David Makhateli
Divertissements
Spanish Dance Christina Arestis
Spanish Dance David Pickering
Spanish Dance Laura McCulloch
Spanish Dance Ryoichi Hirano
Spanish Dance Cindy Jourdain
Spanish Dance Henry St Clair
Arabian Dance Vanessa Fenton
Arabian Dance Gary Avis
Arabian Dance Kenta Kura
Arabian Dance Joshua Tuifua
Chinese Dance Erico Montes
Chinese Dance Liam Scarlett
Chinese Dance Jonathan Watkins
Chinese Dance James Wilkie
Russian Dance Michael Stojko
Russian Dance Ludovic Ondiviela
Dance of the Mirlitons Yuhui Choe
Dance of the Mirlitons Iohna Loots
Dance of the Mirlitons Emma Maguire
Dance of the Mirlitons Sabina Westcombe
Waltz of the Flowers
Rose Fairy Alexandra Ansanelli
Her Escort Bennet Gartside
Her Escort Steven McRae
Her Escort Ernst Meisner
Her Escort Johannes Stepanek
Leading Flower Helen Crawford
Leading Flower Hikaru Kobayashi
Leading Flower Sian Murphy
Leading Flower Samantha Raine
Flowers, Cavaliers Artists of The Royal Ballet
Grand pas de deux Mara Galeazzi
Grand pas de deux David Makhateli
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: 7.35-8.23pm, Act II: 8.53-9.40pm
Information source: Royal Opera House cast sheet and stage manager's report for 4 January 2007 (in Royal Opera House Collections)