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Le Lac des cygnes - 5 September 1956 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 Gerd Larsen
Wolfgang
the Prince's Tutor
Ray Powell
Benno
the Prince's Friend
Leslie Edwards
Pas de Six Mary Drage
Pas de Six Brenda Taylor
Pas de Six Meriel Evans
Pas de Six Philip Chatfield
Pas de Six Ronald Hynd
Pas de Six Gary Burne
Pas de Trois Maryon Lane
Pas de Trois Annette Page
Pas de Trois Brian Shaw
A Peasant Girl Shirley Grahame
Peasant Boy/Huntsman Derek Rencher
Peasant Boy/Huntsman David Drew
Peasant Boy/Huntsman Keith Rosson
Peasant Boy/Huntsman Christopher Newton
Peasant Boy/Huntsman Graham Usher
Peasant Boy/Huntsman Ronald Plaisted
Peasant Boy/Huntsman Keith Milland
Peasant Boy/Huntsman David Boswell
Peasant Boy/Huntsman Basil Thompson
Peasant Boy/Huntsman Douglas Steuart
Peasant Boy/Huntsman Richard Farley
Peasant Boy/Huntsman David Shields
Peasant Boy/Huntsman John Sale
Peasant Boy/Huntsman Bryan Ashbridge
Peasant Boy/Huntsman William Wilson
Peasant Girl Mavis Osborn
Peasant Girl Jennifer Gay
Peasant Girl Doreen Eastlake
Peasant Girl Sallie Lewis
Peasant Girl Margaret Wing
Peasant Girl Shirley Grahame
Peasant Girl Christine Beckley
Peasant Girl Yvonne Cartier
Peasant Girl Debra Wayne
Peasant Girl Ann Howard
Peasant Girl Margaret Mercier
Peasant Girl Jacqueline Watcham
Lady-in-waiting Patricia Hancock
Lady-in-waiting Mary Hunt
Lady-in-waiting Audrey Henderson
Lady-in-waiting Anthea Slatter
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 Annette Page
Cygnet Maryon Lane
Cygnet Judith Sinclair
Cygnet Doreen Wells
Swan
one of Four Swans
Anya Linden
Swan
one of Four Swans
Rosemary Lindsay
Swan
one of Four Swans
Julia Farron
Swan
one of Four Swans
Mary Drage
Swan Georgina Parkinson
Swan Jennifer Gay
Swan Yvonne Cartier
Swan Jacqueline Watcham
Swan Ann Howard
Swan Brenda Taylor
Swan Margaret Wing
Swan Angela Walton
Swan Margaret Mercier
Swan Hylda Zinkin
Swan Shirley Grahame
Swan Doreen Eastlake
Swan Meriel Evans
Swan Sallie Lewis
Swan Joan Benesh
Swan Valerie Taylor
Swan Catherine Boulton
Swan Antoinette Sibley
Swan Debra Wayne
Swan Dorothea Zaymes
Swan Christine Beckley
Swan Mavis Osborn
Swan Gerd Larsen
Swan Stella Farrance
Huntsman Derek Rencher
Huntsman Keith Milland
Huntsman John Sale
Huntsman David Drew
Huntsman Christopher Newton
Huntsman David Shields
Huntsman Graham Usher
Huntsman Basil Thompson
Huntsman Richard Farley
Huntsman David Boswell
Huntsman Keith Rosson
Huntsman William Wilson
ACT III
Prince Siegfried Michael Somes
The Princess-Mother Gerd Larsen
Von Rothbart
a Wicked Magician
Arnott Mader
Odile
his daughter
Margot Fonteyn
Master of Ceremonies Leslie Edwards
Princess
one of The Six Princesses
Margaret Mercier
Princess
one of The Six Princesses
Georgina Parkinson
Princess
one of The Six Princesses
Anya Linden
Princess
one of The Six Princesses
Meriel Evans
Princess
one of The Six Princesses
Shirley Grahame
Princess
one of The Six Princesses
Brenda Taylor
Czardas Maryon Lane
Czardas Ray Powell
Czardas Hylda Zinkin
Czardas Ann Howard
Czardas Angela Walton
Czardas Dorothea Zaymes
Czardas Keith Milland
Czardas Basil Thompson
Czardas John Sale
Czardas Douglas Steuart
Spanish Dance Annette Page
Spanish Dance Valerie Taylor
Spanish Dance Pirmin Trecu
Spanish Dance David Boswell
Neapolitan Dance Julia Farron
Neapolitan Dance Alexander Grant
Mazurka Stella Farrance
Mazurka Catherine Boulton
Mazurka Mary Drage
Mazurka Yvonne Cartier
Mazurka Ronald Plaisted
Mazurka Desmond Doyle
Mazurka Ronald Hynd
Mazurka Bryan Ashbridge
ACT IV
Swan
one of Two Swans
Anya Linden
Swan
one of Two Swans
Mary Drage
Black Cygnet Maryon Lane
Black Cygnet Annette Page
Black Cygnet Shirley Grahame
Black Cygnet Angela Walton
Black Cygnet Doreen Wells
Black Cygnet Judith Sinclair
Odette Margot Fonteyn
Prince Siegfried Michael Somes
Von Rothbart Arnott Mader
Swan Christine Beckley
Swan Meriel Evans
Swan Jennifer Gay
Swan Margaret Wing
Swan Georgina Parkinson
Swan Hylda Zinkin
Swan Debra Wayne
Swan Joan Benesh
Swan Margaret Mercier
Swan Doreen Eastlake
Swan Sallie Lewis
Swan Ann Howard
Swan Yvonne Cartier
Swan Mavis Osborn
Swan Gerd Larsen
Swan Dorothea Zaymes
Swan Stella Farrance
Swan Jacqueline Watcham
Swan Catherine Boulton
Swan Brenda Taylor
Swan Valerie Taylor
Swan Julia Farron
Swan Rosemary Lindsay
Swan Antoinette Sibley
The Covent Garden Orchestra
Information source: Royal Opera House programme for 5 September 1956 (in Royal Opera House Collections)