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The Nutcracker - 13 January 2007 Matinee 2.00pm

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 Alastair Marriott
Clara
his God-daughter
Natasha Oughtred
Hans-Peter/The Nutcracker
his nephew
Ludovic Ondiviela
ACT I
Scene 1: Drosselmeyer's workshop - early evening
Drosselmeyer's Assistant Steven McRae
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
Sebastian Newsam
Clara's Partner Paul Kay
Grandmother Kristen McNally
Grandfather Bennet Gartside
Dancing Mistress Gillian Revie
Captain Gary Avis
Harlequin
a doll
Giacomo Ciriaci
Columbine
a doll
Iohna Loots
Soldier
a doll
Zachary Faruque
Vivandière
a doll
Samantha Raine
St Nicholas Xander Parish
Devil Fernando Montaño
Devil Michael Stojko
Scene 4: The Battle
The Mouse King Gary Avis
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 Lauren Cuthbertson
The Prince David Makhateli
Divertissements
Spanish Dance Christina Arestis
Spanish Dance David Pickering
Spanish Dance Laura McCulloch
Spanish Dance Joshua Tuifua
Spanish Dance Cindy Jourdain
Spanish Dance Henry St Clair
Arabian Dance Francesca Filpi
Arabian Dance Bennet Gartside
Arabian Dance Kenta Kura
Arabian Dance Eric Underwood
Chinese Dance Erico Montes
Chinese Dance Liam Scarlett
Chinese Dance Jonathan Watkins
Chinese Dance James Wilkie
Russian Dance Paul Kay
Russian Dance Michael Stojko
Dance of the Mirlitons Yuhui Choe
Dance of the Mirlitons Victoria Hewitt
Dance of the Mirlitons Emma Maguire
Dance of the Mirlitons Sabina Westcombe
Waltz of the Flowers
Rose Fairy Deirdre Chapman
Her Escort Zachary Faruque
Her Escort Ryoichi Hirano
Her Escort Ernst Meisner
Her Escort Johannes Stepanek
Leading Flower Helen Crawford
Leading Flower Alexandra Ansanelli
Leading Flower Sian Murphy
Leading Flower Samantha Raine
Flowers, Cavaliers Artists of The Royal Ballet
Grand pas de deux Lauren Cuthbertson
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: 2.05-2.54pm, Act II: 3.24-4.12pm
Information source: Royal Opera House cast sheet and stage manager's report for 13 January 2007 (in Royal Opera House Collections)