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Giselle - 12 June 1946 Evening 6.45pm

Ballet: Performance details

Company: Sadler's Wells Ballet
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Original season
Conductor Constant Lambert
Leader Joseph Shadwick
Cast
ACT I. - GISELLE'S COTTAGE IN THE WOOD
Giselle
(A peasant)
Margot Fonteyn
Count Albrecht
(Disguised as Loys, a villager)
Alexis Rassine
Berthe
(Giselle's Mother)
Elizabeth Kennedy
Hilarion
(A woodcutter)
David Paltenghi
Duke of Courland David Davenport
Princess
(Daughter of the Duke, betrothed to Albrecht)
Jean Bedells
Wilfred
(Attendant on Albrecht)
Leslie Edwards
Child Margaret Dale
Child Pauline Clayden
Child Anne Negus
Child Joan Sheldon
Child Avril Navarre
Child Jill Gregory
Peasant Palma Nye
Peasant Lorna Mossford
Peasant Rosemary Lindsay
Peasant Paula Dunning
Peasant Margaret Roseby
Peasant Christine du Boulay
Peasant Oenone Talbot
Peasant Margaret Sear
Peasant Mavis Spence
Peasant Anne Gieves
Peasant Guinevere Parry
Peasant Veronica Vail
Huntsman Franklin White
Huntsman Toni Repetto
Huntsman Stanley Hall
Huntsman Kenneth Melville
Huntsman Paul Reymond
Huntsman Dennis Carey
Huntsman David Gill
Huntsman Alec Martin
Attendant Sylvia Ashmole
Attendant Clementina Stuart
Attendant Alice Murer
Attendant Josephine Corry
Attendant Margaret Graham
Attendant Pat Brookes
ACT II. - GISELLE'S TOMB IN THE FOREST
Giselle Margot Fonteyn
Count Albrecht Alexis Rassine
Hilarion David Paltenghi
Wilfred Leslie Edwards
Myrtha
(Queen of the Wilis)
Beryl Grey
Zulme
(A Wili)
Gillian Lynne
Moyna
(A Wili)
Moira Shearer
Wili Pauline Clayden
Wili Anne Negus
Wili Avril Navarre
Wili Jill Gregory
Wili Guinevere Parry
Wili Margaret Sear
Wili Oenone Talbot
Wili Anne Gieves
Wili Mavis Spence
Wili Elizabeth Kennedy
Wili Joan Sheldon
Wili Veronica Vail
Wili Margaret Roseby
Wili Rosemary Lindsay
Wili Lorna Mossford
Wili Paula Dunning
Wili Christine du Boulay
Wili Palma Nye
Flying Wili Gaye Hart-Dyke
Flying Wili Patricia Grant
Flying Wili Wendy Winn
The Covent Garden Orchestra
Notes: The programme does not give the name of the orchestra, but it is most likely to have been The Covent Garden Orchestra.
Durations: Act I: 7.41-8.15pm, Act II: 8.42-9.18pm
Event: Number 2 in Sadler's Wells Ballet mixed programme 12 June 1946
Information source: Royal Opera House programme for 12 June 1946 and stage management reports 1943-47 (in Royal Opera House Collections)