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Le Lac des cygnes - 22 March 1954 Evening 

Ballet: Performance details

Company: Sadler's Wells Ballet
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor Robert Irving
Leader Charles Taylor
Cast
ACT I
Prince Siegfried Michael Somes
The Princess-Mother Pamela May
Wolfgang
the Prince's Tutor
Ray Powell
Benno
the Prince's Friend
Leslie Edwards
Pas de Six Rosemary Lindsay
Pas de Six Mary Drage
Pas de Six Greta Hamby
Pas de Six Alexander Grant
Pas de Six Desmond Doyle
Pas de Six Philip Chatfield
Pas de Trois Brian Shaw
Pas de Trois Valerie Taylor
Pas de Trois Pauline Clayden
A Peasant Girl Angela Walton
Peasant Boy/Huntsman Michael Boulton
Peasant Boy/Huntsman Ronald Hynd
Peasant Boy/Huntsman Arnott Mader
Peasant Boy/Huntsman Douglas Steuart
Peasant Boy/Huntsman Ronald Plaisted
Peasant Boy/Huntsman Derek Rencher
Peasant Boy/Huntsman Leon Arnold
Peasant Boy/Huntsman David Boswell
Peasant Boy/Huntsman Henry Naughton
Peasant Boy/Huntsman Gary Burne
Peasant Boy/Huntsman Christopher Newton
Peasant Boy/Huntsman Donald MacLeary
Peasant Boy/Huntsman Bryan Ashbridge
Peasant Boy/Huntsman Kenneth Melville
Peasant Boy/Huntsman Peter Clegg
Peasant Boy/Huntsman Brian Palethorpe
Peasant Boy/Huntsman Sven van Zyl
Peasant Boy/Huntsman Colin Jones
Peasant Girl Elaine Morgan
Peasant Girl Joan Benesh
Peasant Girl Cynthia Blowers
Peasant Girl Valerie Adams
Peasant Girl Fiorella Keane
Peasant Girl Jean Horne
Peasant Girl Patricia Thorogood
Peasant Girl Brenda Taylor
Peasant Girl Shirley Bateman
Peasant Girl Deirdre Dixon
Peasant Girl Catherine Boulton
Lady-in-waiting Martha Clarke
Lady-in-waiting Anne Stringer
Lady-in-waiting Stella Claire
Lady-in-waiting Jennifer Gay
ACT II
Odette
the Swan Princess
Margot Fonteyn
Prince Siegfried Michael Somes
Benno Leslie Edwards
Von Rothbart
a Wicked Magician, in the guise of an owl
Arnott Mader
Cygnet Margaret Dale
Cygnet June Lesley
Cygnet Judith Sinclair
Cygnet Angela Walton
Swan
one of Four Swans
Julia Farron
Swan
one of Four Swans
Anya Linden
Swan
one of Four Swans
Mary Drage
Swan
one of Four Swans
Greta Hamby
Swan Gerd Larsen
Swan Joan Benesh
Swan Fiorella Keane
Swan Shirley Bateman
Swan Deirdre Dixon
Swan Antoinette Boncenne
Swan Jennifer Gay
Swan Rosemary Valaire
Swan Catherine Boulton
Swan Margaret Knoesen
Swan Pauline Barnes
Swan Elizabeth Trevor
Swan Anne Stringer
Swan Elaine Thomas
Swan Doreen Eastlake
Swan Stella Claire
Swan Meriel Evans
Swan Valerie Taylor
Swan Patricia Thorogood
Swan Brenda Taylor
Swan Jean Horne
Swan Margaret Wing
Swan Elaine Morgan
Swan Cynthia Blowers
Swan Valerie Adams
Huntsman Michael Boulton
Huntsman Ronald Hynd
Huntsman Derek Rencher
Huntsman Donald MacLeary
Huntsman Ronald Plaisted
Huntsman Christopher Newton
Huntsman Desmond Doyle
Huntsman Gary Burne
Huntsman Henry Legerton
Huntsman Henry Naughton
Huntsman Bryan Ashbridge
Huntsman Douglas Steuart
ACT III
Prince Siegfried Michael Somes
The Princess-Mother Pamela May
Von Rothbart
a Wicked Magician
Arnott Mader
Odile
his daughter
Margot Fonteyn
Master of Ceremonies Leslie Edwards
Princess
one of The Six Princesses
Valerie Adams
Princess
one of The Six Princesses
Brenda Taylor
Princess
one of The Six Princesses
Deirdre Dixon
Princess
one of The Six Princesses
Patricia Thorogood
Princess
one of The Six Princesses
Anya Linden
Princess
one of The Six Princesses
Meriel Evans
Czardas Franklin White
Czardas Joan Benesh
Czardas June Lesley
Czardas Cynthia Blowers
Czardas Angela Walton
Czardas Fiorella Keane
Czardas Peter Clegg
Czardas Michael Boulton
Czardas Ray Powell
Czardas Douglas Steuart
Spanish Dance Gerd Larsen
Spanish Dance Valerie Taylor
Spanish Dance Kenneth Melville
Spanish Dance David Blair
Neapolitan Dance Julia Farron
Neapolitan Dance Alexander Grant
Mazurka Catherine Boulton
Mazurka Wendy Winn
Mazurka Rosemary Valaire
Mazurka Greta Hamby
Mazurka Ronald Plaisted
Mazurka Ronald Hynd
Mazurka Desmond Doyle
Mazurka Bryan Ashbridge
Lady-in-waiting Margaret Wing
Lady-in-waiting Jennifer Gay
Lady-in-waiting Elizabeth Trevor
Lady-in-waiting Elaine Morgan
Lady-in-waiting Antoinette Boncenne
Lady-in-waiting Anne Stringer
Lady-in-waiting Martha Clarke
Lady-in-waiting Valmai Ennor
Lady-in-waiting Bridget Badham
Lady-in-waiting Doreen Eastlake
Lady-in-waiting Veronika Leigey
Page Elaine Thomas
Page Pauline Barnes
Page Merle Park
Page Margaret Knoesen
ACT IV
Swan
one of Two Swans
Anya Linden
Swan
one of Two Swans
Mary Drage
Black Cygnet June Lesley
Black Cygnet Pauline Clayden
Black Cygnet Avril Navarre
Black Cygnet Margaret Dale
Black Cygnet Valerie Taylor
Black Cygnet Angela Walton
Odette Margot Fonteyn
Prince Siegfried Michael Somes
Von Rothbart Arnott Mader
Swan Anne Stringer
Swan Joan Benesh
Swan Catherine Boulton
Swan Antoinette Boncenne
Swan Deirdre Dixon
Swan Fiorella Keane
Swan Jennifer Gay
Swan Pauline Barnes
Swan Stella Claire
Swan Patricia Thorogood
Swan Brenda Taylor
Swan Elizabeth Trevor
Swan Doreen Eastlake
Swan Martha Clarke
Swan Meriel Evans
Swan Rosemary Valaire
Swan Gerd Larsen
Swan Wendy Winn
Swan Jean Horne
Swan Judith Sinclair
Swan Valerie Adams
Swan Cynthia Blowers
Swan Elaine Morgan
Swan Margaret Knoesen
The Covent Garden Orchestra
Information source: Royal Opera House programme for 22 March 1954 (in Royal Opera House Collections)