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Giselle - 12 November 1947 Evening 7.00pm

Ballet: Performance details

Company: Sadler's Wells Ballet
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor Geoffrey Corbett
Leader Joseph Shadwick
Cast
ACT I - GISELLE'S COTTAGE IN THE WOOD
Giselle
A peasant
Margot Fonteyn
Count Albrecht
Disguised as Loys, a villager
Michael Somes
Berthe
Giselle's Mother
Elizabeth Kennedy
Hilarion
A Gamekeeper
Leslie Edwards
Duke of Courland David Davenport
Princess
Daughter of the Duke, betrothed to Albrecht
Jean Bedells
Wilfred
Attendant on Albrecht
Richard Ellis
Child Margaret Dale
Child Pauline Clayden
Child Anne Negus
Child Avril Navarre
Child Jill Gregory
Child Nadia Nerina
Peasant Palma Nye
Peasant Rosemary Valaire
Peasant Rosemary Lindsay
Peasant Jean Stokes
Peasant Joan Grantham
Peasant Christine du Boulay
Peasant Margaret Sear
Peasant Wendy Winn
Peasant Anne Gieves
Peasant Veronica Vail
Peasant Thekla Russell
Peasant Rowena Jackson
Huntsman Paul Reymond
Huntsman Alec Martin
Huntsman Philip Chatfield
Huntsman Gilbert Vernon
Huntsman Peter Clegg
Huntsman John Cranko
Huntsman Alfred Rodrique
Huntsman Eric Hyrst
Attendant Josephine Corry
Attendant Joan Cadzow
Attendant Mary Drage
ACT II - GISELLE'S TOMB IN THE FOREST
Giselle Margot Fonteyn
Count Albrecht Michael Somes
Hilarion Leslie Edwards
Wilfred Richard Ellis
Myrtha
Queen of the Wilis
Beryl Grey
Zulme
A Wili
Gillian Lynne
Moyna
A Wili
Rosemary Lindsay
Wili Anne Negus
Wili Avril Navarre
Wili Jill Gregory
Wili Guinevere Parry
Wili Margaret Sear
Wili Dorothea Zaymes
Wili Anne Gieves
Wili Nadia Nerina
Wili Elizabeth Kennedy
Wili Jean Stokes
Wili Veronica Vail
Wili Joan Grantham
Wili June Leighton
Wili Lorna Mossford
Wili Thekla Russell
Wili Christine du Boulay
Wili Palma Nye
Wili Rowena Jackson
Flying Wili Ann Horne
Flying Wili Penelope Asserson
Flying Wili Dorothy Clarke
The Covent Garden Orchestra
Durations: Act I: 7.05-7.37pm, Act II: 7.58-8.33pm
Event: Number 1 in Sadler's Wells Ballet mixed programme 12 November 1947
Information source: Royal Opera House programme for 12 November 1947 and stage management reports 1943-47 (in Royal Opera House Collections)