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The Sleeping Beauty - 8 November 1961 Evening 

Ballet: Performance details

Company: The Royal Ballet
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor John Lanchbery
Leader Charles Taylor
Cast
King Florestan XXIV Derek Rencher
His Queen Gerd Larsen
The Princess Aurora Margot Fonteyn
Prince Florimund David Blair
The Fairy of the Lilac Deanne Bergsma
Cattalabutte
Master of Ceremonies
Leslie Edwards
Carabosse
the Wicked Fairy
Ray Powell
PROLOGUE
The Fairy of the Crystal Fountain Georgina Parkinson
Her Cavalier Petrus Bosman
The Fairy of the Enchanted Garden Merle Park
Her Cavalier David Drew
The Fairy of the Woodland Glades Audrey Farriss
Her Cavalier Clive Molloy
The Fairy of the Song Birds Annette Page
Her Cavalier Bryan Lawrence
The Fairy of the Golden Vine Maryon Lane
Her Cavalier Graham Usher
The Cavalier of The Lilac Fairy Keith Rosson
Maid of Honour Ann Howard
Maid of Honour Mavis Osborn
Maid of Honour Julie Wood
Maid of Honour Maureen Maitland
Maid of Honour Margaret Lyons
Maid of Honour Jacqueline Haslam
Maid of Honour Virginia Wakelyn
Maid of Honour Susan Carlton
ACT I
The First Prince Donald MacLeary
The Second Prince Christopher Newton
The Third Prince Keith Rosson
The Fourth Prince Ronald Plaisted
Princess Aurora's Friend Christine Beckley
Princess Aurora's Friend Monica Mason
Princess Aurora's Friend Pamela Moncur
Princess Aurora's Friend Ann Howard
Princess Aurora's Friend Mavis Osborn
Princess Aurora's Friend Margaret Lyons
Princess Aurora's Friend Virginia Wakelyn
Princess Aurora's Friend Audrey Farriss
ACT II
The Countess Christine Beckley
Gallison
the Prince's Tutor
Franklin White
Duchess Monica Mason
Duchess Audrey Henderson
Duke Keith Rosson
Duke Ronald Plaisted
Marchioness Betty Kavanagh
Marchioness Glynis Ellams
Marchioness Heather Clipperton
Marchioness Christine Anthony
Marquess Petrus Bosman
Marquess Kenneth Barlow
Marquess David Jones
Marquess Anthony Dowell
ACT III
Fairy Tales
Bluebeard Bryan Lawrence
His Wife Audrey Henderson
His Wife Julie Wood
Goldilocks Monica Mason
Her Prince Christopher Newton
Beauty Vyvyan Lorrayne
The Beast Keith Martin
Divertissements
Florestan Keith Rosson
Florestan's Sister Christine Beckley
Florestan's Sister Georgina Parkinson
Puss-in-Boots Douglas Steuart
The White Cat Audrey Farriss
The Blue Bird Annette Page
The Blue Bird Brian Shaw
Red Riding Hood Ann Howard
The Wolf Ronald Plaisted
Pas de Deux Margot Fonteyn
Pas de Deux David Blair
Variation David Blair
Variation Margot Fonteyn
Ivan
one of The Three Ivans
Alexander Grant
Ivan
one of The Three Ivans
Keith Milland
Ivan
one of The Three Ivans
Lawrence Ruffell
Finale The Full Company
Nymphs, Village Maidens, Peasants, Courtiers, Heralds
The Covent Garden Orchestra
Information source: Royal Opera House programme for 8 November 1961 (in Royal Opera House Collections)