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The Firebird - 27 March 1956 Evening 

Ballet: Performance details

Company: Sadler's Wells Ballet
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor Robert Irving
Leader Joshua Glazier
Cast
The Firebird Violetta Elvin
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 Meriel Evans
Enchanted Princess Angela Walton
Enchanted Princess Julia Farron
Enchanted Princess Dorothea Zaymes
Enchanted Princess Anya Linden
Enchanted Princess Annette Page
Enchanted Princess Mary Drage
Enchanted Princess Shirley Grahame
Indian Girl Doreen Eastlake
Indian Girl Debra Wayne
Indian Girl Anne Stringer
Indian Girl Margaret Wing
Indian Girl Jennifer Gay
Indian Girl Margaret Mercier
One of Kostchei's Wives Yvonne Cartier
One of Kostchei's Wives Judith Sinclair
One of Kostchei's Wives Valmai Ennor
One of Kostchei's Wives Sallie Lewis
One of Kostchei's Wives Sonia Taverner
One of Kostchei's Wives Georgina Parkinson
One of Kostchei's Wives Hylda Zinkin
One of Kostchei's Wives Doreen Wells
One of Kostchei's Wives Antoinette Sibley
One of Kostchei's Wives Ann Howard
One of Kostchei's Wives Christine Beckley
One of Kostchei's Wives Mavis Osborn
Youth Peter Clegg
Youth Ray Powell
Youth Keith Milland
Youth Franklin White
Youth Douglas Steuart
Youth John Sale
Indian Bryan Ashbridge
Indian Desmond Doyle
Indian Gary Burne
Indian Derek Rencher
Indian Ronald Plaisted
Indian Christopher Newton
Kikomora Graham Usher
Kikomora David Drew
Kikomora Christopher Gable
Kikomora Basil Thompson
One of The Belibotchki David Boswell
One of The Belibotchki Keith Rosson
One of The Belibotchki Christopher Bamford
One of The Belibotchki William Morgan
One of Kostchei's Attendants Leslie Edwards
One of Kostchei's Attendants Arnott Mader
Monsters, Pages, Cavaliers, etc.
A symphony 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 27 March 1956
Information source: Royal Opera House programme for 27 March 1956 (in Royal Opera House Collections)