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The Fairy Queen (1946)

Masque in three acts, after William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream


Abbreviations:
M Music by
S Scenery by
C Costumes by
D Danced by
FP First performance
NP New production
R Reproduced by
ST Staging (indicates that the ballet was produced in substantially its original form)



M Henry Purcell (1692), adapted by Constant Lambert (in association with Edward Dent)
Production by Frederick Ashton and Malcolm Baker-Smith
Curtain SC Michael Ayrton

Players: Margaret Rawlings, Robert Helpmann, James Kenney, Tony Tarver, Edgar Evans, Audrey Bowman, Constance Shacklock, Harcourt Williams, Michael Hordern

D Tatiana's train: Julia Farron, Gerd Larsen, Palma Nye, Lorna Mossford, Rosemary Lindsay, Joan Grantham, Christine du Boulay, Margaret Sear
Ballet of the Birds: Anne Negus, Pauline Clayden, Jill Gregory, Avril Navarre
Echo Dancers: Beryl Grey, Gilliand Lynne, Margaret Dale
The Followers of Night: corps de ballet
Four Fairies: Anne Negus, Pauline Clayden, Jill Gregory, Avril Navarre
A Nymph: Moira Shearer
Savages: Franklin White, Kenneth Melville, Paddy Stone, Alexander Grant
Spirits of the Air: Margot Fonteyn, Michael Somes
Phoebus: David Davenport
Attendants on Spring: Moira Shearer and corps de ballet
Attendants on Summer: Beryl Grey and corps de ballet
Attendants on Autumn: Michael Somes and corps de ballet
Attendants on Winter: David Paltenghi and corps de ballet
Four Chinese Dancers: Alexis Rassine, John Hart, Pauline Clayden, Margaret Dale
Two Chinese Children: Veronica Vail, Peter Clegg
Hymen: Richard Ellis
FP Covent Garden Opera and Sadler's Wells Ballet, Royal Opera House, London, 12 December 1946

ST Ny Norsk Ballet: Spirits of the Air pas de deux only
D Margot Fonteyn, Robert Helpmann
FP Norske Theatre, Oslo, 30 January 1950