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The Sleeping Beauty - 2 May 2008 Evening 7.30pm

Ballet: Performance details

Company: The Royal Ballet
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor Boris Gruzin
Associate Concert Master Ania Safonova
Cast
King Florestan XXIV Christopher Saunders
His Queen Elizabeth McGorian
Princess Aurora Sarah Lamb
Prince Florimund Ivan Putrov
Cattalabutte
Master of Ceremonies
Alastair Marriott
Carabosse Genesia Rosato
Lilac Fairy Isabel McMeekan
Prologue
Fairy of the Crystal Fountain Yuhui Choe
Her Cavalier Jonathan Watkins
Fairy of the Enchanted Garden Laura Morera
Her Cavalier Valeri Hristov
Fairy of the Woodland Glade Hikaru Kobayashi
Her Cavalier Johannes Stepanek
Fairy of the Song Bird Caroline Duprot
Her Cavalier Sergei Polunin
Fairy of the Golden Vine Deirdre Chapman
Her Cavalier Yohei Sasaki
Lilac Fairy's Cavalier Ryoichi Hirano
Lilac Fairy's attendants, Carabosse's attendants, courtiers, heralds Artists of The Royal Ballet
Lilac Fairy's attendants, Carabosse's attendants, courtiers, heralds Students of The Royal Ballet School
Act I
The French Prince Bennet Gartside
The Spanish Prince David Pickering
The Indian Prince Joshua Tuifua
The Russian Prince Ernst Meisner
Princess Aurora's Friend Helen Crawford
Princess Aurora's Friend Caroline Duprot
Princess Aurora's Friend Celisa Diuana
Princess Aurora's Friend Bethany Keating
Princess Aurora's Friend Hikaru Kobayashi
Princess Aurora's Friend Iohna Loots
Princess Aurora's Friend Emma Maguire
Princess Aurora's Friend Samantha Raine
Knitting women, Garland dancers, courtiers Artists of The Royal Ballet
Knitting women, Garland dancers, courtiers Students of The Royal Ballet School
Act II
The Countess Gillian Revie
Gallison Jonathan Howells
The Prince's entourage, hunt attendants, nymphs Artists of The Royal Ballet
The Prince's entourage, hunt attendants, nymphs Students of The Royal Ballet School
Act III
Florestan Yohei Sasaki
His Sister Lauren Cuthbertson
His Sister Bethany Keating
Puss-in-Boots Jonathan Howells
White Cat Elizabeth Harrod
Princess Florine Yuhui Choe
Bluebird Kenta Kura
Red Riding Hood Iohna Loots
Wolf David Pickering
Grand pas de deux Sarah Lamb
Grand pas de deux Ivan Putrov
Fairytale characters, Fairy attendants, pages Artists of The Royal Ballet
Fairytale characters, Fairy attendants, pages Students of The Royal Ballet School
The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Notes: Role of The Bluebird supported by Heritage on behalf of the late Paul Ferguson.
Durations: Prologue: 7.32-8.05pm, Act I: 8.25-8.56pm, Act II: 9.16-9.45pm, Overture: 9.45-9.49pm, Act III: 9.49-10.26pm
Information source: Royal Opera House cast sheet and stage manager's report for 2 May 2008 (in Royal Opera House Collections)