Alina Cojocaru and Steven McRae
© ROH/ Tristram Kenton

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Casse Noisette (1951)

Two scenes from a ballet in two acts and three scenes by Lev Ivanov, after Alexandre Dumas's version of E T A Hoffmann's Histoire d'un casse-noisette

Choreography by Lev Ivanov, revised by Frederick Ashton

M Music by
S Scenery by
C Costumes by
D Danced by
FP First performance
NP New production
R Reproduced by
ST Staging (indicates that the ballet was produced in substantially its original form)

M Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (ballet, opus 71)
SC Cecil Beaton

Scene 1. The Kingdom of Snow
D The Queen: Svetlana Beriosova; The King: Robert Lunnon; Snowflakes: corps de ballet

Scene 2. The Kingdom of Sweets
D The Sugar Plum Fairy: Elaine Fifield; The Nutcracker Prince: David Blair; Sugar Sticks: Patricia Miller, Carlu Carter, Stella Farrance, Annette Page, Veronica Vail; Chocolate from Spain: Sheilah O'Reilly, Margaret Sear, Pirmin Trecu; Coffee from Arabia: Stella Claire, Arnott Mader, Graham McCormack, Peter Wright; Tea from China: David Gill, Maurice Metliss; Nougat from Russia: Donald Britton, Stanley Holden, Donald McAlpine, Walter Trevor; Crystallised Flowers: Maryon Lane and corps de ballet
FP Sadler's Wells Theatre Ballet, Sadler's Wells Theatre, London, 11 September 1951

See 1954, Trepak