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The Sleeping Beauty - 29 December 1947 Evening 7.00pm

Ballet: Performance details

Company: Sadler's Wells Ballet
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor Hugo Rignold
Leader Joseph Shadwick
Cast
PROLOGUE - THE CHRISTENING
King Florestan XXIV David Davenport
His Queen Julia Farron
Cattalabutte
Master of Ceremonies
Leslie Edwards
The Fairy of the Crystal Fountain Gerd Larsen
Her Cavalier Philip Chatfield
The Fairy of the Enchanted Garden Gillian Lynne
Her Cavalier John Field
The Fairy of the Woodland Glades Anne Negus
Her Cavalier Alec Grant
The Fairy of the Song Birds Pauline Clayden
Her Cavalier Eric Hyrst
The Fairy of the Golden Vine Avril Navarre
Her Cavalier Stanley Hall
The Fairy of the Lilac Pamela May
Her Cavalier Richard Ellis
Carabosse
The Wicked Fairy
Frederick Ashton
Maid of Honour Jill Gregory
Maid of Honour Guinevere Parry
Maid of Honour Dorothea Zaymes
Maid of Honour June Leighton
Maid of Honour Veronica Vail
Maid of Honour Nadia Nerina
Maid of Honour Rowena Jackson
Maid of Honour Anne Gieves
ACT I - THE SPELL
The Princess Aurora Margot Fonteyn
The First Prince Harold Turner
The Second Prince John Field
The Third Prince Alexis Rassine
The Fourth Prince Richard Ellis
Princess Aurora's Friend Jill Gregory
Princess Aurora's Friend Elizabeth Kennedy
Princess Aurora's Friend Pauline Clayden
Princess Aurora's Friend Dorothea Zaymes
Princess Aurora's Friend Margaret Dale
Princess Aurora's Friend Avril Navarre
Princess Aurora's Friend Guinevere Parry
Princess Aurora's Friend Anne Negus
ACT II - THE VISION
Prince Florimund Robert Helpmann
The Countess Jean Bedells
Gallison
The Prince's Tutor
Paul Reymond
Duchess Gerd Larsen
Duchess Gillian Lynne
Duke Richard Ellis
Duke Leslie Edwards
Marchioness Palma Nye
Marchioness Thekla Russell
Marchioness Lorna Mossford
Marchioness Christine du Boulay
Marquess Alec Martin
Marquess Alfred Rodrique
Marquess Stanley Hall
Marquess Franklin White
A Vision of Princess Aurora Margot Fonteyn
The Lilac Fairy Pamela May
ACT III - SCENE I - THE AWAKENING
The Princess Aurora Margot Fonteyn
Prince Florimund Robert Helpmann
The Lilac Fairy Pamela May
Bluebeard Alfred Rodrique
Bluebeard's wife Palma Nye
Goldilocks Lorna Mossford
Goldilocks' Prince Paul Reymond
Beauty Christine du Boulay
The Beast Philip Chatfield
DIVERTISSEMENTS
Florestan John Field
Florestan's sister Gerd Larsen
Florestan's sister Anne Negus
Puss-in-boots Paul Reymond
The White Cat Avril Navarre
The Blue Bird Margaret Dale
The Blue Bird Alexis Rassine
Red Riding Hood June Leighton
The Wolf Richard Ellis
Pas-de-Deux Margot Fonteyn
Pas-de-Deux Robert Helpmann
Ivan
one of The Three Ivans
Harold Turner
Ivan
one of The Three Ivans
Franklin White
Ivan
one of The Three Ivans
Alexander Grant
Variation Margot Fonteyn
Finale Full Company
Village Maidens, Peasants, Courtiers, Heralds Rosemary Lindsay
Village Maidens, Peasants, Courtiers, Heralds Anne Gieves
Village Maidens, Peasants, Courtiers, Heralds Margaret Sear
Village Maidens, Peasants, Courtiers, Heralds Jean Stokes
Village Maidens, Peasants, Courtiers, Heralds Joan Grantham
Village Maidens, Peasants, Courtiers, Heralds Rowena Jackson
Village Maidens, Peasants, Courtiers, Heralds Fiorella Keane
Village Maidens, Peasants, Courtiers, Heralds Wendy Winn
Village Maidens, Peasants, Courtiers, Heralds Rosemary Valaire
Village Maidens, Peasants, Courtiers, Heralds Thekla Russell
Village Maidens, Peasants, Courtiers, Heralds Kenneth Melville
Village Maidens, Peasants, Courtiers, Heralds Alec Martin
Village Maidens, Peasants, Courtiers, Heralds Gilbert Vernon
Village Maidens, Peasants, Courtiers, Heralds Tony Tarver
Village Maidens, Peasants, Courtiers, Heralds Peter Clegg
Village Maidens, Peasants, Courtiers, Heralds Philip Chatfield
Village Maidens, Peasants, Courtiers, Heralds Henry Legerton
Pages and Maids of Honour Students of the Sadler's Wells School of Ballet
The Covent Garden Orchestra
Durations: Prologue: 7.00-7.30pm, Act I: 7.45-8.14pm, Act II: 8.26-8.46pm, Act III: 8.58-9.43pm
Information source: Royal Opera House programme for 29 December 1947 (in Royal Opera House Collections)