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Le Lac des cygnes - 23 April 1951 Evening 7.00pm

Ballet: Performance details

Company: Sadler's Wells Ballet
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor Robert Irving
Leader Thomas Matthews
Cast
ACT I
Prince Siegfried Michael Somes
The Princess-Mother Julia Farron
Wolfgang
the Prince's tutor
Ray Powell
Benno
the Prince's friend
Leslie Edwards
Pas de Trois Alexis Rassine
Pas de Trois Nadia Nerina
Pas de Trois Rowena Jackson
A Peasant Girl Anne Heaton
Peasant Boy/Huntsman Desmond Doyle
Peasant Boy/Huntsman Gilbert Vernon
Peasant Boy/Huntsman Henry Legerton
Peasant Boy/Huntsman William Barrett
Peasant Boy/Huntsman Paul Reymond
Peasant Boy/Huntsman Kenneth Melville
Peasant Boy/Huntsman Kenneth MacMillan
Peasant Boy/Huntsman Philip Chatfield
Peasant Boy/Huntsman Alexander Grant
Peasant Boy/Huntsman Douglas Steuart
Peasant Boy/Huntsman Bryan Ashbridge
Peasant Boy/Huntsman Franklin White
Peasant Girl Valerie Taylor
Peasant Girl Wendy Winn
Peasant Girl Angela Walton
Peasant Girl Sheila Nelson
Peasant Girl Rosemary Valaire
Peasant Girl Fiorella Keane
Peasant Girl Anne Heaton
Peasant Girl Margaret Sear
Peasant Girl Pauline Wadsworth
Peasant Girl April Olrich
Peasant Girl Dorothea Zaymes
Peasant Girl Greta Hamby
Court Lady Judy Laraman
Court Lady Anna Carne
Court Lady Brenda Taylor
Court Lady Jane Shore
ACT II
Odette
the Swan Queen
Margot Fonteyn
Prince Siegfried Michael Somes
Benno Leslie Edwards
Cygnet Pauline Clayden
Cygnet Margaret Dale
Cygnet Dorothea Zaymes
Cygnet Jill Gregory
Swan
one of Two Swans
Mary Drage
Swan
one of Two Swans
Gillian Lynne
Swan Meriel Evans
Swan Jane Shore
Swan Angela Walton
Swan Rosemary Valaire
Swan Wendy Winn
Swan Anne Heaton
Swan Greta Hamby
Swan Gerd Larsen
Swan Diane Forhan
Swan Anna Carne
Swan April Olrich
Swan Fiorella Keane
Swan Brenda Taylor
Swan Sheila Nelson
Swan Catherine Boulton
Swan Valerie Taylor
Swan Yvonne English
Swan Pauline Wadsworth
ACT III
Prince Siegfried Michael Somes
The Princess-Mother Julia Farron
Von Rothbart
a wicked magician
Alfred Rodrigues
Odile
his daughter
Margot Fonteyn
Fiancée Mary Drage
Fiancée Rosemary Valaire
Fiancée Rowena Jackson
Fiancée Valerie Taylor
Fiancée Wendy Winn
Fiancée Greta Hamby
Spanish Dance Kenneth Melville
Spanish Dance Gilbert Vernon
Spanish Dance Gerd Larsen
Spanish Dance Gillian Lynne
Czardas Alexander Grant
Czardas Anne Heaton
Czardas Sheila Nelson
Czardas Pauline Wadsworth
Czardas April Olrich
Czardas Margaret Sear
Czardas Ray Powell
Czardas Douglas Steuart
Czardas Peter Clegg
Czardas Paul Reymond
Mazurka Thekla Russell
Mazurka Lorna Mossford
Mazurka Jane Shore
Mazurka Rosemary Lindsay
Mazurka Franklin White
Mazurka Richard Ellis
Mazurka Philip Chatfield
Mazurka Kenneth MacMillan
Court Lady Julie Wyborn
Court Lady Rosemary Moore
Court Lady Marion Astill
Court Lady Susan Leslie
Page Angela Walton
Page Deirdre Dixon
Page Shirley Bateman
Page Patricia Kirshner
Page Margaret Watson
ACT IV
Swan
one of Two Swans
Mary Drage
Swan
one of Two Swans
Gillian Lynne
Black Cygnet Margaret Dale
Black Cygnet Jill Gregory
Black Cygnet April Olrich
Black Cygnet Pauline Clayden
Black Cygnet Dorothea Zaymes
Black Cygnet Margaret Sear
Odette Margot Fonteyn
Prince Siegfried Michael Somes
Von Rothbart Alfred Rodrigues
Swan Meriel Evans
Swan Jane Shore
Swan Angela Walton
Swan Rosemary Valaire
Swan Wendy Winn
Swan Anne Heaton
Swan Greta Hamby
Swan Gerd Larsen
Swan Diane Forhan
Swan Anna Carne
Swan Yvonne English
Swan Fiorella Keane
Swan Brenda Taylor
Swan Sheila Nelson
Swan Catherine Boulton
Swan Valerie Taylor
Swan Rowena Jackson
Swan Pauline Wadsworth
The Covent Garden Orchestra
Durations: Act I: 7.02-7.28pm, Act II: 7.26-7.51pm, Act III: 8.07-8.39pm, Act IV: 8.57-9.17pm
Information source: Royal Opera House programme and stage manager's report for 23 April 1951 (in Royal Opera House Collections)