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Les Sylphides (1940)

Ballet: Production details

Company: The Vic-Wells Ballet
Orchestrator: Gordon Jacob
Set designer: Alexander Nicolaievich Benois
From 1946, when the production was first staged at the Royal Opera House, the credit read: 'Decor after designs by Alexander Benois'.
Revival lighting designer: John Sullivan
(revivals 1953-1955)
Revival producer: Serge Grigoriev
Credit reads: 'Present production revived by Serge Grigoriev and Lubov Tchernicheva' in revivals 1955-1979.
Revival producer: Lubov Tchernicheva
Credit reads: 'Present production revived by Serge Grigoriev and Lubov Tchernicheva' in revivals 1955-1979.
Staging: Serge Grigoriev
(revivals 1963, February 1964, and December 1964)
Staging: Lubov Tchernicheva
(revivals 1963, February 1964, and December 1964)
Orchestrator: Roy Douglas
(revivals 1963-1979)
Revival rehearsed by: Frederick Ashton
(revivals in 1978 and 1979)
Revival lighting designer: Bill Besant
(1981 revival)
Revival producer: Monica Mason
(2009 revival)
Set designs realized by: Suzanne Hickinbotham
(2009 revival)
Costume designs realized by: Suzanne Hickinbotham
(2009 revival)
Revival lighting designer: John B Read
(2009 revival)
Notes: 'The Royal Ballet: The First Fifty Years' (Alexander Bland) does not give the precise date of the first performance of this production.
Performances
15 May 1946 Evening 6.45pm Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
3 June 1946 Evening 6.45pm Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
29 October 1946 Evening 6.45pm Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
12 November 1946 Evening 6.45pm Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
16 November 1946 Evening 6.45pm Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
19 November 1946 Evening 6.45pm Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
6 February 1947 Evening 6.45pm Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
8 February 1947 Matinee 2.30pm Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
27 February 1947 Evening 6.45pm Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
22 November 1947 Evening Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
16 December 1947 Evening Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
25 June 1948 Evening 7.00pm Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
27 November 1948 Evening Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
9 March 1949 Evening Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
20 February 1950 Evening 7.00pm Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
7 March 1950 Evening Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
25 May 1950 Evening Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
9 April 1951 Evening 7.00pm Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
10 April 1951 Evening 7.00pm Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
14 April 1951 Matinee 2.30pm Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
18 April 1951 Evening 7.00pm Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
28 April 1951 Matinee 2.30pm Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
16 July 1951 Evening 7.00pm Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
17 July 1951 Evening 7.00pm Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
21 July 1951 Matinee 2.30pm Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
5 September 1951 Evening 7.00pm Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
7 September 1951 Evening 7.00pm Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
25 September 1951 Morning 10.15am Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
12 December 1951 Evening 7.00pm Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
15 November 1952 Matinee Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
1 September 1953 Evening Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
26 March 1954 Evening Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
3 September 1954 Evening Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
23 March 1955 Evening Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
3 June 1955 Evening Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
9 June 1955 Evening Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
25 August 1955 Evening Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
31 December 1955 Evening Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
3 March 1956 Matinee Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
27 March 1956 Evening Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
4 September 1956 Evening 7.30pm Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
7 September 1956 Evening 7.30pm Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
28 March 1957 Evening Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
22 February 1958 Matinee Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
6 March 1958 Evening Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
8 May 1958 Evening Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
3 June 1958 Evening Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
20 August 1958 Evening Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
3 February 1960 Evening Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
15 August 1960 Evening Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
17 August 1960 Evening Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
7 December 1961 Evening Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
12 December 1961 Evening Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
3 May 1962 Evening Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
8 May 1962 Evening Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
10 May 1962 Evening Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
16 May 1962 Evening Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
19 May 1962 Evening Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
22 October 1962 Evening Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
25 October 1962 Evening Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
3 November 1962 Evening Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
5 November 1962 Evening Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
6 November 1962 Evening Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
26 November 1962 Evening Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
15 December 1962 Matinee Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
31 January 1963 Evening Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
16 March 1963 Matinee Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
22 March 1963 Evening Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
27 September 1963 Evening Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
5 October 1963 Evening Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
10 October 1963 Evening Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
21 October 1963 Evening Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
7 December 1963 Matinee Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
7 December 1963 Evening Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
3 February 1964 Evening Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
6 February 1964 Evening Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
17 March 1964 Evening Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
15 December 1964 Evening Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
12 January 1965 Evening Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
15 January 1965 Evening Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
15 March 1968 Evening Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
19 March 1968 Evening Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
3 April 1968 Evening Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
9 April 1968 Evening Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
15 November 1972 Evening Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
19 December 1973 Evening 7.30pm Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
27 February 1975 Evening 7.30pm Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
3 March 1975 Evening Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
23 November 1978 Evening 7.30pm Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
24 November 1978 Evening 7.30pm Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
29 November 1978 Evening 7.30pm Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
2 December 1978 Matinee 2.00pm Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
12 December 1978 Evening 7.30pm Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
14 November 1979 Evening 7.30pm Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
2 April 1981 Evening Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
4 April 1981 Matinee Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
4 April 1981 Evening Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
10 April 1981 Evening Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
21 April 1981 Evening Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
4 November 1991 Evening 7.30pm Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
7 July 1992 Evening 7.30pm Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
4 May 2009 Evening 7.30pm Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
9 May 2009 Evening 7.00pm Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
19 May 2009 Evening 7.30pm Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
21 May 2009 Evening 7.30pm Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
29 May 2009 Evening 7.30pm Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
30 May 2009 Evening 7.00pm Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London