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Illuminations - 3 December 1981 Evening 7.30pm

Ballet: Performance details

Company: The Royal Ballet
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Original season
Conductor Robert Irving
I FANFARE 'Alone, I hold the key to this savage sideshow'
The Poet Ashley Page
II TOWNS 'Suburban Bacchantes weep... barbarians dance nocturnal rites...'
The Painter Angela Cox
The Birdcage Woman Alessandra Ferri
The Chef Gillian Kingsley
Poster Sticker Assistant Julie Lincoln
The Waiter Linda Moran
The Postman Karen Paisey
Chimney Sweep Nicola Roberts
The Street Cleaner Ravenna Tucker
Dandy Graham Fletcher
Drunk [Soldier] Antony Dowson
Drunk [Soldier] Matthew Hawkins
Young Lover Christina Parker
Young Lover Mark Freeman
Coachman Robert Jude
Coachman Nicolas Dixon
III PHRASE 'I have hung golden chains from star to star...and I dance.'
The Poet Ashley Page
IV ANTIQUITY '..Supple son of Pan'
Sacred Love Jennifer Penney
Profane Love Genesia Rosato
The Poet Ashley Page
V ROYALTY and VI ANARCHY 'A man and a woman claim they would be king and queen.'
Queen Jennifer Penney
King Derek Rencher
Acolyte Jonathan Burrows
Acolyte Simon Horrill
Trainbearer Madonna Benjamin
Trainbearer Elizabeth Morgan
Bishop Robert Jude
Drummer Graham Fletcher
Herald David Peden
The Poet Ashley Page
Profane Love Genesia Rosato
Sacred Love Jennifer Penney
Dancer Michael Batchelor
Dancer Michael Crookes
Dancer Julian Hosking
Dancer Ross MacGibbon
'Departure amid novel sounds, and love.'
Entire Cast
Solo Tenor Robert Tear
The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Event: Number 2 in The Royal Ballet mixed programme 3 December 1981
Information source: Royal Opera House programme for 3 December 1981 (in Royal Opera House Collections)