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The Sleeping Beauty - 12 June 1973 Evening 

Ballet: Performance details

Company: The Royal Ballet
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Original season
Conductor Ashley Lawrence
Leader Meyer Stolow
Cast
King Florestan Leslie Edwards
His Queen Gerd Larsen
Princess Aurora Natalia Makarova
Prince Florimund Rudolf Nureyev
Cattalabutte
Master of Ceremonies
Ronald Plaisted
Carabosse
the Wicked Fairy
Ronald Emblen
The Lilac Fairy Ria Peri
PROLOGUE
The Fairy of the Columbine Sandra Conley
Her Cavalier Julian Hosking
The Fairy of the Cornflower Lesley Collier
Her Cavalier Peter Fairweather
The Fairy of the Harebell Diana Vere
Her Cavalier Murray Kilgour
The Fairy of the Larkspur Ann Jenner
Her Cavalier Wayne Eagling
The Fairy of the Passion Flower Monica Mason
Her Cavalier David Ashmole
The Cavalier of The Lilac Fairy David Drew
Fairy Attendants, Courtiers, Heralds Artists of The Royal Ballet
ACT I
Prince
one of The Four Princes
Adrian Grater
Prince
one of The Four Princes
Derek Rencher
Prince
one of The Four Princes
Gary Sherwood
Prince
one of The Four Princes
David Drew
Princess Aurora's Friend Carolyn Abbott
Princess Aurora's Friend Wendy Ellis
Princess Aurora's Friend Julie Lincoln
Princess Aurora's Freind Susan Lockwood
Princess Aurora's Friend Barbara Lower
Princess Aurora's Friend Hilary Tickner
Princess Aurora's Friend Rosemary Taylor
Princess Aurora's Friend Anita Young
Village Maidens, Youths, Knitting Girls, Courtiers Artists of The Royal Ballet
ACT II
The Countess Rosalind Eyre
Gallison
The Prince's Aide
Graham Fletcher
The Prince's Entourage Sally Ashby
The Prince's Entourage Jacqui Tallis
The Prince's Entourage Wendy Groombridge
The Prince's Entourage Judith Howe
The Prince's Entourage Sally Inkin
The Prince's Entourage Brigid Skemp
The Prince's Entourage Derek Rencher
The Prince's Entourage Peter Fairweather
The Prince's Entourage Julian Hosking
The Prince's Entourage Murray Kilgour
The Prince's Entourage Peter O'Brien
The Prince's Entourage William Perrie
Nymphs, Peasants, Hunt Attendants Artists of The Royal Ballet
ACT III
Jewel Fairy Variation 1 Lesley Collier
Jewel Fairy Variation 2 Sandra Conley
Jewel Fairy Pas de Trois Belinda Corken
Jewel Fairy Pas de Trois Wendy Ellis
Jewel Fairy Pas de Trois Rosemary Taylor
Jewel Fairy Variation 3 Laura Connor
Lilac Fairy Variation Ria Peri
Puss in Boots Christopher Carr
The White Cat Anita Young
The Blue Bird Alfreda Thorogood
The Blue Bird David Wall
Hop O' My Thumb and His Magic Boots Wayne Sleep
Grand pas de deux Natalia Makarova
Grand pas de deux Rudolf Nureyev
Mazurka and Finale Natalia Makarova
Mazurka and Finale Rudolf Nureyev
Mazurka and Finale The Entire Cast
Maids of Honour, Courtiers, etc.
The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Information source: Royal Opera House programme for 12 June 1973 (in Royal Opera House Collections)