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Le Lac des cygnes - 2 January 1956 Evening 

Ballet: Performance details

Company: Sadler's Wells Ballet
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor George Weldon
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 Mary Drage
Pas de Six Meriel Evans
Pas de Six Brenda Taylor
Pas de Six Philip Chatfield
Pas de Six Ronald Hynd
Pas de Six Desmond Doyle
Pas de Trois Pauline Clayden
Pas de Trois Maryon Lane
Pas de Trois Brian Shaw
A Peasant Girl Merle Park
Peasant Boy/Huntsman John Sale
Peasant Boy/Huntsman Peter Brownlee
Peasant Boy/Huntsman William Wilson
Peasant Boy/Huntsman Douglas Steuart
Peasant Boy/Huntsman Ronald Plaisted
Peasant Boy/Huntsman Derek Rencher
Peasant Boy/Huntsman Henry Legerton
Peasant Boy/Huntsman David Boswell
Peasant Boy/Huntsman Keith Milland
Peasant Boy/Huntsman David Drew
Peasant Boy/Huntsman Christopher Newton
Peasant Boy/Huntsman Costa Savides
Peasant Boy/Huntsman Bryan Ashbridge
Peasant Boy/Huntsman Keith Rosson
Peasant Boy/Huntsman Peter Clegg
Peasant Boy/Huntsman Dudley Davis
Peasant Boy/Huntsman Graham Usher
Peasant Boy/Huntsman Anthony Sweeny
Peasant Girl Debra Wayne
Peasant Girl Ann Howard
Peasant Girl Doreen Eastlake
Peasant Girl Merle Park
Peasant Girl Anne Stringer
Peasant Girl Margaret Mercier
Peasant Girl Sonia Taverner
Peasant Girl Hylda Zinkin
Peasant Girl Jennifer Gay
Peasant Girl Patricia Thorogood
Peasant Girl Yvonne Cartier
Peasant Girl Margaret Wing
Lady-in-waiting Mary Hunt
Lady-in-waiting Elizabeth Trevor
Lady-in-waiting Veronika Leigey
Lady-in-waiting Anne Parsons
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
Alfred Rodrigues
Cygnet Dorothea Zaymes
Cygnet June Lesley
Cygnet Judith Sinclair
Cygnet Angela Walton
Swan
one of Four Swans
Brenda Taylor
Swan
one of Four Swans
Mary Drage
Swan
one of Four Swans
Meriel Evans
Swan
one of Four Swans
Catherine Boulton
Swan Debra Wayne
Swan Jennifer Gay
Swan Yvonne Cartier
Swan Deirdre Dixon
Swan Ann Howard
Swan Doreen Wells
Swan Margaret Wing
Swan Annette Page
Swan Margaret Mercier
Swan Hylda Zinkin
Swan Anne Stringer
Swan Doreen Eastlake
Swan Valmai Ennor
Swan Sallie Lewis
Swan Georgina Parkinson
Swan Valerie Taylor
Swan Merle Park
Swan Antoinette Sibley
Swan Patricia Thorogood
Swan Sonia Taverner
Huntsman Derek Rencher
Huntsman Keith Milland
Huntsman John Sale
Huntsman David Drew
Huntsman Christopher Newton
Huntsman Graham Usher
Huntsman Keith Rosson
Huntsman Ronald Plaisted
Huntsman Basil Thompson
Huntsman David Boswell
ACT III
Prince Siegfried Michael Somes
The Princess-Mother Pamela May
Von Rothbart
a Wicked Magician
Alfred Rodrigues
Odile
his daughter
Margot Fonteyn
Master of Ceremonies Leslie Edwards
Princess
one of The Six Princesses
Jennifer Gay
Princess
one of The Six Princesses
Deirdre Dixon
Princess
one of The Six Princesses
Margaret Mercier
Princess
one of The Six Princesses
Patricia Thorogood
Princess
one of The Six Princesses
Meriel Evans
Princess
one of The Six Princesses
Annette Page
Czardas Anne Heaton
Czardas Ray Powell
Czardas Hylda Zinkin
Czardas Angela Walton
Czardas Dorothea Zaymes
Czardas June Lesley
Czardas Keith Milland
Czardas Basil Thompson
Czardas John Sale
Czardas Douglas Steuart
Spanish Dance Gerd Larsen
Spanish Dance Valerie Taylor
Spanish Dance Pirmin Trecu
Spanish Dance Henry Legerton
Neapolitan Dance Julia Farron
Neapolitan Dance Alexander Grant
Mazurka Catherine Boulton
Mazurka Anne Stringer
Mazurka Yvonne Cartier
Mazurka Brenda Taylor
Mazurka Ronald Plaisted
Mazurka Desmond Doyle
Mazurka Ronald Hynd
Mazurka Bryan Ashbridge
Lady-in-waiting Margaret Wing
Lady-in-waiting Mary Hunt
Lady-in-waiting Elizabeth Trevor
Lady-in-waiting Veronika Leigey
Lady-in-waiting Sonia Taverner
Lady-in-waiting Audrey Henderson
Lady-in-waiting Sallie Lewis
Lady-in-waiting Georgina Parkinson
Lady-in-waiting Doreen Eastlake
Lady-in-waiting Debra Wayne
Lady-in-waiting Anne Parson
Lady-in-waiting Valmai Ennor
ACT IV
Swan
one of Two Swans
Brenda Taylor
Swan
one of Two Swans
Mary Drage
Black Cygnet June Lesley
Black Cygnet Dorothea Zaymes
Black Cygnet Merle Park
Black Cygnet Angela Walton
Black Cygnet Doreen Wells
Black Cygnet Judith Sinclair
Odette Margot Fonteyn
Prince Siegfried Michael Somes
Von Rothbart Alfred Rodrigues
Swan Anne Stringer
Swan Jennifer Gay
Swan Margaret Wing
Swan Patricia Thorogood
Swan Georgina Parkinson
Swan Deirdre Dixon
Swan Margaret Mercier
Swan Catherine Boulton
Swan Hylda Zinkin
Swan Sonia Taverner
Swan Doreen Eastlake
Swan Sallie Lewis
Swan Ann Howard
Swan Yvonne Cartier
Swan Debra Wayne
Swan Valmai Ennor
Swan Annette Page
Swan Patricia Hancock
The Covent Garden Orchestra
Information source: Royal Opera House programme for 2 January 1956 (in Royal Opera House Collections)