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The Sleeping Beauty - 25 October 1978 Evening 7.30pm

Ballet: Performance details

Company: The Royal Ballet
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor Robert Irving
Leader John Brown
Cast
King Florestan XXIV Robert Jude
His Queen Rosalind Eyre
Princess Aurora Merle Park
Prince Florimund Wayne Eagling
Cattalabutte
Master of Ceremonies
Leslie Edwards
The Fairy Carabosse Monica Mason
The Lilac Fairy Marguerite Porter
PROLOGUE
The Fairy of the Crystal Fountain Pippa Wylde
Her Cavalier Derek Deane
The Fairy of the Enchanted Garden Wendy Ellis
Her Cavalier Stephen Beagley
The Fairy of the Woodland Glades Alfreda Thorogood
Her Cavalier Mark Silver
The Fairy of the Song Birds Susan Lockwood
Her Cavalier Michael Batchelor
The Fairy of the Golden Vine Rosalyn Whitten
Her Cavalier Ross MacGibbon
The Cavalier of The Lilac Fairy Julian Hosking
Gargoyles, Fairy Attendants, Courtiers, Heralds Artists of The Royal Ballet
ACT I
The English Prince David Drew
The Spanish Prince Derek Rencher
The Indian Prince Julian Hosking
The French Prince Derek Deane
Princess Aurora's Friend Belinda Corken
Princess Aurora's Friend Lynn Hollamby
Princess Aurora's Friend Julie Lincoln
Princess Aurora's Friend Susan Lockwood
Princess Aurora's Friend Denise Nunn
Princess Aurora's Friend Hilary Tickner
Princess Aurora's Friend Gillian Kingsley
Princess Aurora's Friend Anita Young
Knitting Ladies, Village Maidens, Youths, Courtiers Artists of The Royal Ballet
ACT II
The Countess Sandra Conley
Gallison
the Prince's aide
Garry Grant
The Prince's Entourage Artists of The Royal Ballet
Nymphs, Peasants, Hunt Attendants Artists of The Royal Ballet
ACT III
Florestan Stephen Jefferies
His Sister Wendy Ellis
His Sister Deirdre Eyden
Puss in Boots Christopher Carr
The White Cat Anita Young
The Blue Bird Michael Coleman
Princess Florine Alfreda Thorogood
Hop O' My Thumb and His Magic Boots Graham Fletcher
Grand pas de deux Merle Park
Grand pas de deux Wayne Eagling
Mazurka and Finale Artists of The Royal Ballet
Red Riding Hood and the Wolf, Beauty and the Beast, Russian Girls, Courtiers Artists of The Royal Ballet
Solo Violin John Brown
The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Durations: Prologue: 7.32-8.04pm, Act I: 8.19-8.48pm, Act II: 9.04-9.39pm, Act III: 9.43-10.19pm
Information source: Royal Opera House programme and stage manager's report for 25 October 1978 (in Royal Opera House Collections)