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The Sleeping Beauty - 22 July 1972 Evening 

Ballet: Performance details

Company: The Royal Ballet
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor Ashley Lawrence
Leader Charles Taylor
Leader Peter Gibbs
Cast
King Florestan Leslie Edwards
His Queen Gerd Larsen
Princess Aurora Margot Fonteyn
Prince Florimund Rudolf Nureyev
Cattalabutte
Master of Ceremonies
Ronald Plaisted
Carabosse
the Wicked Fairy
Ronald Emblen
The Lilac Fairy Ria Peri
PROLOGUE
The Fairy of Beauty Jennifer Penney
Her Cavalier Peter O'Brien
The Fairy of Honour Vergie Derman
Her Cavalier Carl Myers
The Fairy of Modesty Laura Connor
Her Cavalier Gary Sherwood
The Fairy of Joy Georgina Parkinson
Her Cavalier David Drew
The Fairy of Song Ann Jenner
Her Cavalier Julian Hosking
The Fairy of Temperament Lesley Collier
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 Gary Sherwood
The Prince of the East Adrian Grater
The Prince of the West David Drew
Princess Aurora's Friend Carolyn Abbott
Princess Aurora's Friend Carole Ainsworth
Princess Aurora's Friend Christine Aitken
Princess Aurora's Friend Belinda Corken
Princess Aurora's Friend Wendy Ellis
Princess Aurora's Friend Julie Lincoln
Princess Aurora's Friend Rosemary Taylor
Princess Aurora's Friend Anita Young
Village Maidens, Peasants, Courtiers, etc.
ACT II
The Countess Rosalind Eyre
The Prince's Aide Julian Hosking
The Prince's Entourage Sandra Conley
The Prince's Entourage Vergie Derman
The Prince's Entourage David Drew
The Prince's Entourage Peter Fairweather
The Prince's Entourage Judith Howe
The Prince's Entourage Sally Inkin
The Prince's Entourage Brigid Skemp
The Prince's Entourage Jacqui Tallis
The Prince's Entourage Petrus Bosman
The Prince's Entourage Dennis Griffith
The Prince's Entourage Murray Kilgour
The Prince's Entourage William Perrie
Nymphs, Peasants, Hunt Attendants, etc.
ACT III
Gold and Silver Pas de Trois Laura Connor
Gold and Silver Pas de Trois Jennifer Penney
Gold and Silver Pas de Trois David Ashmole
Puss-in-Boots Christopher Carr
The White Cat Christine Aitken
The Blue Bird Michael Coleman
Ivan
one of The Three Ivans
David Drew
Ivan
one of The Three Ivans
Garry Grant
Ivan
one of The Three Ivans
Gary Sinclaire
Pas de Deux Margot Fonteyn
Pas de Deux Rudolf Nureyev
Finale The Entire Cast
Fairy Tale Characters, Fairy Attendants, Courtiers, etc.
The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Information source: Royal Opera House programme for 22 July 1972 (in Royal Opera House Collections)