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Le Lac des cygnes - 19 December 1946 Evening 6.45pm

Ballet: Performance details

Company: Sadler's Wells Ballet
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor Constant Lambert
Leader Joseph Shadwick
Cast
ACT I. THE GARDEN OF PRINCE SIEGFRIED'S CASTLE
Prince Siegfried Robert Helpmann
The Princess-Mother Jean Bedells
Wolfgang
Tutor to the Prince
Paul Reymond
Benno
The Prince's Friend
Leslie Edwards
A Peasant Girl June Leighton
Huntsman Kenneth Melville
Huntsman Patrick Stone
Huntsman Gaston Lapere
Huntsman Philip Chatfield
Huntsman Stanley Hall
Huntsman Alec Martin
Peasant June Leighton
Peasant Guinevere Parry
Peasant Mavis Spence
Peasant Veronica Vail
Peasant Margaret Sear
Peasant Anne Gieves
Peasant Joan Grantham
Peasant Fiorella Keane
Peasant Paula Dunning
Peasant Betty Cooper
Peasant Dorothea Zaymes
Peasant Christine du Boulay
Court Lady Josephine Corry
Court Lady Patricia Brooks
Court Lady Wendy Winn
Court Lady Rosemary Valaire
ACT II. A LAKESIDE
Odette Margot Fonteyn
Prince Siegfried Robert Helpmann
Benno Leslie Edwards
Cygnet Avril Navarre
Cygnet Anne Negus
Cygnet Pauline Clayden
Cygnet Violetta Prokhorova
One of Two Swans Gillian Lynne
One of Two Swans Rosemary Lindsay
Swan June Leighton
Swan Veronica Vail
Swan Mavis Spence
Swan Guinevere Parry
Swan Anne Gieves
Swan Dorothea Zaymes
Swan Fiorella Keane
Swan Joan Grantham
Swan Palma Nye
Swan Wendy Winn
Swan Christine du Boulay
Swan Rosemary Valaire
ACT III. THE GREAT HALL OF SIEGFRIED'S CASTLE
Prince Siegfried Robert Helpmann
The Princess-Mother Jean Bedells
Von Rothbart
A Wicked magician
David Davenport
Odile
His Daughter
Margot Fonteyn
Court Lady Patricia Brooks
Court Lady Josephine Corry
Court Lady June Wilson
Court Lady Clemency Denning
Fiancée Mavis Spence
Fiancée Veronica Vail
Fiancée Elizabeth Kennedy
Fiancée Joan Grantham
Fiancée Wendy Winn
Fiancée Rosemary Valaire
Pas de Trois Harold Turner
Pas de Trois Margaret Dale
Pas de Trois Joan Sheldon
Spanish Dance Palma Nye
Spanish Dance Julia Farron
Spanish Dance Michael Somes
Spanish Dance John Hart
Czardas Violetta Prokhorova
Czardas Alexander Grant
Czardas June Leighton
Czardas Margaret Sear
Czardas Jill Gregory
Czardas Fiorella Keane
Czardas Kenneth Melville
Czardas Gaston Lapere
Czardas Paul Reymond
Czardas Franklin White
Mazurka Gerd Larsen
Mazurka Richard Ellis
Mazurka Lorna Mossford
Mazurka Leslie Edwards
Mazurka Christine du Boulay
Mazurka Patrick Stone
Mazurka Paula Dunning
Mazurka Norman Thomson
Page Anne Gieves
Page Betty Cooper
Page Juliet Darnley
Page Dorothea Zaymes
Page Margaret Moffatt
Page Penelope Asserson
ACT IV. THE LAKESIDE
Black Cygnet June Leighton
Black Cygnet Dorothea Zaymes
Black Cygnet Jill Gregory
Black Cygnet Elizabeth Kennedy
Black Cygnet Avril Navarre
Black Cygnet Guinevere Parry
Odette Margot Fonteyn
Prince Siegfried Robert Helpmann
Von Rothbart David Davenport
Swan Gerd Larsen
Swan Lorna Mossford
Swan Julia Farron
Swan Palma Nye
Swan Christine du Boulay
Swan Wendy Winn
Swan Joan Grantham
Swan Fiorella Keane
Swan Mavis Spence
Swan Anne Gieves
Swan Veronica Vail
Swan Judy Gold
The Covent Garden Orchestra
Durations: Act I: 6.51-7.05pm, Act II: 7.06-7.34pm, Act III: 7.55-8.36pm, Act IV: 8.58-9.18pm
Information source: Royal Opera House programme for 19 December 1946 and stage management reports 1943-47 (in Royal Opera House Collections)