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The Nutcracker (2016)

  • 2 May—5 July 2017 Recorded
  • Running time: Around 2 hours 15 minutes, including one interval

The Royal Ballet celebrates Peter Wright’s 90th birthday with his much-loved production of this beautiful classical ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent 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
Federico Bonelli
Clara
Francesca Hayward
Hans-Peter/The Nutcracker
Alexander Campbell
Herr Drosselmeyer
Gary Avis
Drosselmeyer’s Assistant
Luca Acri
Dr Stahlbaum
Christopher Saunders
Mrs Stahlbaum
Elizabeth McGorian
Clara’s Partner
Benjamin Ella
Grandmother
Kristen McNally
Grandfather
Alastair Marriott
Dancing Mistress
Christina Arestis
Captain
Johannes Stepanek
Harlequin
Fernando Montaño
Columbine
Leticia Stock
Soldier
Marcelino Sambé
Vivandière
Mayara Magri
St Nicholas
Lukas Bjørneboe Brændsrød
Mouse King
Nicol Edmonds
Spanish dances
Arabian dances
Chinese dances
Russian dances
Dance of the Mirlitons
Rose Fairy
Yuhui Choe
Rose Fairy Escorts
Leading flowers
Concert Master
Peter Manning
Orchestra
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House