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The Sleeping Beauty - 29 November 1973 Evening 

Ballet: Performance details

Company: The Royal Ballet
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor Ashley Lawrence
Leader Charles Taylor
Cast
King Florestan Leslie Edwards
His Queen Gerd Larsen
Princess Aurora Merle Park
Prince Florimund Rudolf Nureyev
Cattalabutte
Master of Ceremonies
Dennis Griffith
Carabosse
the Wicked Fairy
Ronald Emblen
The Lilac Fairy Deanne Bergsma
PROLOGUE
The Fairy of the Columbine Sandra Conley
Her Cavalier Julian Hosking
The Fairy of the Cornflower Vergie Derman
Her Cavalier Peter Fairweather
The Fairy of the Harebell Alfreda Thorogood
Her Cavalier Christopher Carr
The Fairy of the Larkspur Lesley Collier
Her Cavalier Wayne Eagling
The Fairy of the Passion Flower Rosemary Taylor
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
David Drew
Prince
one of The Four Princes
Julian Hosking
Princess Aurora's Friend Carolyn Abbott
Princess Aurora's Friend Christine Aitken
Princess Aurora's Friend Wendy Ellis
Princess Aurora's Freind Christine Keith
Princess Aurora's Friend Julie Lincoln
Princess Aurora's Friend Susan Lockwood
Princess Aurora's Friend Barbara Lower
Princess Aurora's Friend Anita Young
Village Maidens, Youths, Knitting Girls, Courtiers Artists of The Royal Ballet
ACT II
The Countess Elizabeth Anderton
Gallison
The Prince's Aide
Christopher Carr
The Prince's Entourage Sally Ashby
The Prince's Entourage Wendy Groombridge
The Prince's Entourage Judith Howe
The Prince's Entourage Brigid Skemp
The Prince's Entourage Jacqui Tallis
The Prince's Entourage Pippa Wylde
The Prince's Entourage Anthony Conway
The Prince's Entourage Derek Deane
The Prince's Entourage David Drew
The Prince's Entourage Peter Fairweather
The Prince's Entourage Julian Hosking
The Prince's Entourage Robert Jude
Nymphs, Peasants, Hunt Attendants Artists of The Royal Ballet
ACT III
Jewel Fairy - Pas de Trois Wendy Ellis
Jewel Fairy - Pas de Trois Susan Lockwood
Jewel Fairy - Pas de Trois Rosemary Taylor
Jewel Fairy - Variation 1 Sandra Conley
Jewel Fairy - Variation 2 Diana Vere
Jewel Fairy - Variation 3 Laura Connor
Lilac Fairy - Variation Deanne Bergsma
Puss in Boots Christopher Carr
The White Cat Anita Young
The Blue Bird Jennifer Penney
The Blue Bird Michael Coleman
Hop O' My Thumb and His Magic Boots Wayne Sleep
Grand pas de deux Merle Park
Grand pas de deux Rudolf Nureyev
Mazurka Elizabeth Anderton
Mazurka David Drew
Finale The Entire Cast
Maids of Honour, Courtiers, etc.
The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Information source: Royal Opera House programme for 29 November 1973 (in Royal Opera House Collections)