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The Sleeping Beauty - 9 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 Nadia Nerina
Prince Florimund David Blair
The Fairy of the Lilac Georgina Parkinson
Cattalabutte
Master of Ceremonies
Franklin White
Carabosse
the Wicked Fairy
Ray Powell
PROLOGUE
The Fairy of the Crystal Fountain Vyvyan Lorrayne
Her Cavalier Petrus Bosman
The Fairy of the Enchanted Garden Christine Beckley
Her Cavalier David Drew
The Fairy of the Woodland Glades Monica Mason
Her Cavalier Christopher Newton
The Fairy of the Song Birds Audrey Farriss
Her Cavalier Ronald Plaisted
The Fairy of the Golden Vine Pamela Moncur
Her Cavalier Graham Usher
The Cavalier of The Lilac Fairy Keith Rosson
Maid of Honour Gloria Bluemel
Maid of Honour Mavis Osborn
Maid of Honour Ann Jenner
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 Audrey Henderson
Princess Aurora's Friend Julie Wood
Princess Aurora's Friend Pamela Moncur
Princess Aurora's Friend Susan Carlton
Princess Aurora's Friend Maureen Maitland
Princess Aurora's Friend Jacqueline Haslam
Princess Aurora's Friend Virginia Wakelyn
Princess Aurora's Friend Audrey Farriss
ACT II
The Countess Christine Beckley
Gallison
the Prince's Tutor
Stanley Holden
Duchess Vyvyan Lorrayne
Duchess Audrey Henderson
Duke David Drew
Duke Christopher Newton
Marchioness Betty Kavanagh
Marchioness Glynis Ellams
Marchioness Heather Clipperton
Marchioness Christine Anthony
Marquess Bryan Lawrence
Marquess Kenneth Barlow
Marquess David Jones
Marquess Anthony Dowell
ACT III
Fairy Tales
Bluebeard Keith Rosson
His Wife Audrey Henderson
His Wife Julie Wood
Goldilocks Monica Mason
Her Prince Douglas Steuart
Beauty Vyvyan Lorrayne
The Beast Ronald Plaisted
Divertissements
Florestan Graham Usher
Florestan's Sister Merle Park
Florestan's Sister Maryon Lane
Puss-in-Boots Keith Martin
The White Cat Virginia Wakelyn
The Blue Bird Annette Page
The Blue Bird Brian Shaw
Red Riding Hood Jacqueline Haslam
The Wolf Clive Molloy
Pas de Deux Nadia Nerina
Pas de Deux David Blair
Variation David Blair
Variation Nadia Nerina
Ivan
one of The Three Ivans
Stanley Holden
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, etc.
The Covent Garden Orchestra
Information source: Royal Opera House programme for 9 November 1961 (in Royal Opera House Collections)