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The Sleeping Beauty - 27 December 1961 Evening 

Ballet: Performance details

Company: The Royal Ballet
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor Emanuel Young
Leader Charles Taylor
Cast
King Florestan XXIV Derek Rencher
His Queen Gerd Larsen
The Princess Aurora Antoinette Sibley
Prince Florimund John Gilpin
Cattalabutte
Master of Ceremonies
Leslie Edwards
Carabosse
the Wicked Fairy
Ray Powell
The Fairy of the Lilac Vyvyan Lorrayne
PROLOGUE
The Fairy of the Crystal Fountain Georgina Parkinson
Her Cavalier Petrus Bosman
The Fairy of the Enchanted Garden Merle Park
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 Bryan Lawrence
The Fairy of the Golden Vine Pamela Moncur
Her Cavalier Graham Usher
The Cavalier of The Lilac Fairy Keith Rosson
Maid of Honour Ann Howard
Maid of Honour Mavis Osborn
Maid of Honour Julie Wood
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 David Drew
The Second Prince Christopher Newton
The Third Prince Bryan Lawrence
The Fourth Prince Ronald Plaisted
Princess Aurora's Friend Pamela Moncur
Princess Aurora's Friend Audrey Farriss
Princess Aurora's Friend Maureen Maitland
Princess Aurora's Friend Mavis Osborn
Princess Aurora's Friend Julie Wood
Princess Aurora's Friend Jacqueline Haslam
Princess Aurora's Friend Susan Carlton
Princess Aurora's Friend Avril Bergen
ACT II
The Countess Christine Beckley
Gallison
the Prince's Tutor
Franklin White
Duchess Monica Mason
Duchess Audrey Henderson
Duke Ronald Plaisted
Duke David Drew
Marchioness Betty Kavanagh
Marchioness Glynis Ellams
Marchioness Heather Clipperton
Marchioness Christine Anthony
Marquess Petrus Bosman
Marquess Kenneth Barlow
Marquess David Jones
Marquess Anthony Dowell
ACT III
Fairy Tales
Bluebeard Christopher Newton
His Wife Audrey Henderson
His Wife Julie Wood
Goldilocks Monica Mason
Her Prince Petrus Bosman
Beauty Vyvyan Lorrayne
The Beast Dudley Tomlinson
Divertissements
Florestan Bryan Lawrence
Florestan's Sister Christine Beckley
Florestan's Sister Georgina Parkinson
Puss-in-Boots Douglas Steuart
The White Cat Audrey Farriss
The Blue Bird Merle Park
The Blue Bird Graham Usher
Red Riding Hood Ann Howard
The Wolf Ronald Plaisted
Pas de Deux Antoinette Sibley
Pas de Deux John Gilpin
Variation John Gilpin
Variation Antoinette Sibley
Ivan
one of The Three Ivans
Alexander Grant
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 27 December 1961 (in Royal Opera House Collections)