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The Sleeping Beauty - 16 March 1972 Evening 

Ballet: Performance details

Company: The Royal Ballet
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor John Matheson
Leader Charles Taylor
Leader Peter Gibbs
Cast
King Florestan Leslie Edwards
His Queen Pamela May
Princess Aurora Margot Fonteyn
Prince Florimund Rudolf Nureyev
Cattalabutte
Master of Ceremonies
Ronald Plaisted
Carabosse
the Wicked Fairy
Alexander Grant
The Lilac Fairy Vergie Derman
PROLOGUE
The Fairy of Beauty Lynn Seymour
Her Cavalier Peter O'Brien
The Fairy of Honour Lesley Collier
Her Cavalier Carl Myers
The Fairy of Modesty Diana Vere
Her Cavalier Peter Fairweather
The Fairy of Joy Georgina Parkinson
Her Cavalier David Drew
The Fairy of Song Ann Jenner
Her Cavalier Wayne Eagling
The Fairy of Temperament Monica Mason
Her Cavalier David Ashmole
Fairy Attendants, Courtiers, Heralds, Pages, Rats, Mice, etc. Artists of The Royal Ballet
Students of The Royal Ballet School
ACT I
The Prince of the North David Adams
The Prince of the South Carl Myers
The Prince of the East Adrian Grater
The Prince of the West David Drew
Princess Aurora's Friend Carolyn Abbott
Princess Aurora's Friend Christine Aitken
Princess Aurora's Friend Belinda Corken
Princess Aurora's Friend Wendy Ellis
Princess Aurora's Friend Susan Lockwood
Princess Aurora's Friend Rosemary Taylor
Princess Aurora's Friend Hilary Tickner
Princess Aurora's Friend Anita Young
Village Maidens, Peasants, Courtiers, etc.
ACT II
The Countess Sandra Conley
The Prince's Aide Julian Hosking
The Prince's Entourage Rosalind Eyre
The Prince's Entourage Ria Peri
The Prince's Entourage David Drew
The Prince's Entourage Peter Fairweather
The Prince's Entourage Sally Ashby
The Prince's Entourage Marguerite Porter
The Prince's Entourage Brigid Skemp
The Prince's Entourage Jacqui Tallis
The Prince's Entourage Petrus Bosman
The Prince's Entourage William Perrie
The Prince's Entourage Dennis Griffith
The Prince's Entourage Peter O'Brien
Nymphs, Peasants, Hunt Attendants, etc.
ACT III
Gold and Silver Pas de Trois Ann Jenner
Gold and Silver Pas de Trois Jennifer Penney
Gold and Silver Pas de Trois David Ashmole
Puss-in-Boots Carl Myers
The White Cat Anita Young
The Blue Bird Lesley Collier
The Blue Bird Wayne Sleep
Ivan
one of The Three Ivans
David Drew
Ivan
one of The Three Ivans
Garry Grant
Ivan
one of The Three Ivans
Anthony Molyneux
Pas de Deux Margot Fonteyn
Pas de Deux Rudolf Nureyev
Finale The Full Company
Fairy Tale Characters, Fairy Attendants, Courtiers, etc.
The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Information source: Royal Opera House programme for 16 March 1972 (in Royal Opera House Collections)