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The Firebird - 28 August 1954 Evening 

Ballet: Performance details

Company: Sadler's Wells Ballet
Venue: Empire Theatre, Edinburgh
Performance status: Original season
Guest Conductor Ernest Ansermet
Leader Charles Taylor
Cast
The Firebird Margot Fonteyn
Ivan Tsarevitch Michael Somes
The Beautiful Tsarevna Svetlana Beriosova
The Immortal Kostchei Frederick Ashton
Enchanted Princess Valerie Taylor
Enchanted Princess Catherine Boulton
Enchanted Princess Deirdre Dixon
Enchanted Princess Brenda Taylor
Enchanted Princess Angela Walton
Enchanted Princess Cynthia Blowers
Enchanted Princess Shirley Bateman
Enchanted Princess Dorothea Zaymes
Enchanted Princess Patricia Thorogood
Enchanted Princess Anya Linden
Enchanted Princess Gerd Larsen
Enchanted Princess Julia Farron
Indian Girl Mary Drage
Indian Girl Meriel Evans
Indian Girl Anne Stringer
Indian Girl Shirley Camp
Indian Girl Jennifer Gay
Indian Girl Margaret Mercier
One of Kostchei's Wives Joan Benesh
One of Kostchei's Wives June Lesley
One of Kostchei's Wives Judith Sinclair
One of Kostchei's Wives Hylda Zinkin
One of Kostchei's Wives Pauline Barnes
One of Kostchei's Wives Veronika Leigey
One of Kostchei's Wives Margaret Wing
One of Kostchei's Wives Valerie Duke
One of Kostchei's Wives Doreen Eastlake
One of Kostchei's Wives Valmai Ennor
One of Kostchei's Wives Merle Park
One of Kostchei's Wives Ann Page
Youth Peter Clegg
Youth Ray Powell
Youth Franklin White
Youth Henry Legerton
Youth Michael Boulton
Youth Douglas Steuart
Indian Bryan Ashbridge
Indian Desmond Doyle
Indian Gary Burne
Indian Derek Rencher
Indian Ronald Hynd
Indian Ronald Plaisted
Kikimora Donald MacLeary
Kikimora Brian Palethorpe
Kikimora Colin Jones
Kikimora Oliver Symons
One of The Belibotchki Keith Milland
One of The Belibotchki Keith Barker
One of The Belibotchki Christopher Newton
One of The Belibotchki David Boswell
One of Kostchei's Attendants Leslie Edwards
One of Kostchei's Attendants Arnott Mader
Monsters, Pages, Cavaliers, etc.
The Covent Garden Orchestra
Notes: Miss Fonteyn is particularly grateful for the help of Madame Tamara Karsavina, who created the role of the Firebird in the original production.
Event: Number 2 in Sadler's Wells Ballet mixed programme 28 August 1954: Homage to Diaghilev
Information source: Sadler's Wells Ballet programme for 28 August 1954 (in Royal Opera House Collections)