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The Nutcracker (2015)

  • 16 December 2015 Recorded
  • Running time: 2 HOURS & 10 MINUTES, INCLUDING 1 INTERVAL.

A young girl’s enchanted present leads her on a wonderful adventure in this classic ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s glittering score.

Cast sheets

Cast sheets are available as PDFs

Credits

Choreography
Peter Wright
after Lev Ivanov
Music
Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
Original scenario
Marius Petipa
Production and scenario
Peter Wright
Designer
Julia Trevelyan Oman
Lighting designer
Mark Henderson
Production Consultant
Roland John Wiley
Performed by
The Royal Ballet

Performers

Conductor
Boris Gruzin
The Sugar Plum Fairy
Lauren Cuthbertson
The Prince
Nehemiah Kish
Herr Drosselmeyer
Gary Avis
Clara
Francesca Hayward
Hans-Peter/The Nutcracker
Alexander Campbell
Drosselmeyer’s Assistant
Luca Acri
Dr Stahlbaum
Christopher Saunders
Mrs Stahlbaum
Elizabeth McGorian
Clara’s Partner
Tristan Dyer
Grandmother
Kristen McNally
Grandfather
Alastair Marriott
Dancing Mistress
Genesia Rosato
Captain
Johannes Stepanek
Harlequin
Fernando Montaño
Columbine
Elizabeth Harrod
Soldier
James Hay
Vivandière
Fumi Kaneko
St Nicholas
David Donnelly
Mouse King
Nicol Edmonds
Spanish dances
Arabian dances
Chinese dances
Russian dances
Dance of the Mirlitons
Rose Fairy
Yasmine Naghdi
Rose Fairy Escorts
Leading flowers
Concert master
Peter Manning
Orchestra
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House