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Le Lac des cygnes - 7 September 1943 Evening 

Ballet: Performance details

Company: Sadler's Wells Ballet
Venue: New Theatre, London
Performance status: Original season
Conductor Constant Lambert
Leader John Fisher
Cast
ACT I - A Garden in the Castle Grounds
The Prince Siegfried Robert Helpmann
The Princess Mother Joy Newton
Wolfgang
(Tutor to the Prince)
Ray Powell
Benno
(the Prince's Friend)
Leslie Edwards
Huntsman Anthony Burke
Huntsman Franklin White
Huntsman Norman Howard
Huntsman Douglas Stuart
Huntsman Philip Chatfield
Peasant Girl Wenda Horsburgh
Peasant Girl Guinevere Parry
Peasant Girl Paula Dunning
Peasant Girl Pauline Clayden
Peasant Girl Mavis Jackson
Peasant Girl Avril Navarre
Peasant Girl Jean Bedells
Peasant Girl Elizabeth Kennedy
Peasant Girl Anne Lascelles
Peasant Girl June Vincent
Peasant Girl Joan Valerie
A Peasant Girl Jill Gregory
ACT II
Odette
(the Swan Queen)
Margot Fonteyn
The Prince Siegfried Robert Helpmann
Benno Leslie Edwards
Cygnet
Cygnet Jill Gregory
Cygnet Pauline Clayden
Cygnet Elizabeth Kennedy
Swan
one of Two Swans
Celia Franca
Swan
one of Two Swans
Palma Nye
Swan Wenda Horsburgh
Swan Mavis Jackson
Swan Moyra Fraser
Swan Julia Farron
Swan Jean Bedells
Swan Paula Dunning
Swan Anne Lascelles
Swan Guinevere Parry
Swan June Vincent
Swan Margaret Dale
Swan Lorna Mossford
Swan Moira Shearer
ACT III
The Prince Siegfried Robert Helpmann
The Princess Mother Joy Newton
Von Rothbart
(an Evil Magician)
Nigel Desmond
Odile
(his Daughter)
Margot Fonteyn
Court Lady Elizabeth Kennedy
Court Lady Lorna Mossford
Court Lady Mavis Jackson
Court Lady Moyra Fraser
Court Lady Moira Shearer
Court Lady Paula Dunning
Pas-de-Trois Alexis Rassine
Pas-de-Trois Margaret Dale
Pas-de-Trois
Spanish Dance Celia Franca
Spanish Dance Palma Nye
Czardas Peggy van Praagh
Czardas June Vincent
Czardas Gordon Hamilton
Czardas Ray Powell
Mazurka Wenda Horsburgh
Mazurka Julia Farron
Mazurka Jill Gregory
Mazurka Jean Bedells
Mazurka Franklin White
Mazurka Anthony Burke
Mazurka Leslie Edwards
Mazurka Phillip Chatfield
ACT IV
Swan Wenda Horsburgh
Swan Elizabeth Kennedy
Swan Jean Bedells
Swan Anne Lascelles
Swan Mavis Jackson
Swan June Vincent
Swan Moyra Fraser
Swan Julia Farron
Swan Moira Shearer
Swan Lorna Mossford
Swan Pauline Clayden
Swan Paula Dunning
Swan
one of Two Swans
Celia Franca
Swan
one of Two Swans
Palma Nye
Black Cygnet
Black Cygnet Jill Gregory
Black Cygnet Margaret Dale
Black Cygnet Guinevere Parry
Black Cygnet Avril Navarre
Black Cygnet Joan Valerie
Odette
(the Swan Queen)
Margot Fonteyn
The Prince Siegfried Robert Helpmann
Von Rothbart Nigel Desmond
Orchestra
Information source: Sadler's Wells Ballet programme for 7 September 1943 (in Royal Opera House Collections)