Frederick Ashton and His Ballets

1963

Marguerite and Armand
Ballet in one act: Prologue and four scenes, after The Lady of the Camellias by Alexandre Dumas fils
M Franz Liszt, orchestrated by Humphrey Searle (La lugubre gondola, No 1, 1883 and Sonata in B minor, 1854)
(new orchestration by Gordon Jacob, 15 March 1968)
SC Cecil Beaton
D Marguerite: Margot Fonteyn (in prologue, Ann Jenner); Armand: Rudolf Nureyev; His Father: Michael Somes; A Duke: Leslie Edwards; Maid: Barbara Remington; Admirers of Marguerite: corps de ballet
FP Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House, London, 12 March 1963

ST Royal Ballet touring section:
D in all stagings, Marguerite: Margot Fonteyn; Armand: Rudolf Nureyev; FP Hessiches Staatstheater, Wiesbaden, 28 May 1968

Marguerite and Armand
NP Nureyev Festival: M orch Dudley Simpson (La lugubre gondola omitted); D in all stagings, Marguerite: Margot Fonteyn; Armand: Rudolf Nureyev; FP Coliseum, London, 4 July 1977

Marguerite and Armand
ST Paris Opera Ballet: D Marguerite: Sylvie Guillem; Armand: Nicolas Le Riche
NP Opera de Paris/Palais Garnier, 20 January 2003

NP Royal Ballet; R uncredited; M orch Dudley Simpson:
D Marguerite: Sylvie Guillem; Armand: Nicolas Le Riche; His Father: David Drew FP Royal Opera House, London, 29 February 2000

ST Royal Ballet/Paris Opera Ballet: R Grant Coyle:
D Marguerite: Sylvie Guillem; Armand: Nicolas Le Riche; His Father: Anthony Dowell;
FP Entente Cordiale gala, Opéra National de Paris, Palais Garnier, 29 September 2004

By other companies:

ST La Scala, Milan; under the title Margherita e Armando; FP Teatro all Scala, Milan, 16 September 1966

ST Ballet of the Opéra, Paris; FP Opéra, Paris, 17 November 1966

ST Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires; under the title Margarita y Armando; FP Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires, 14 April 1967

ST Associaçao de Ballet do Rio de Janeiro; FP Teatro Municipal, Rio de Janeiro, 25 April 1967

ST Ballett der Wiener Staatsoper; under the title Marguerite und Armand; R Leslie Edwards: FP Staatsoper, Vienna, 10 September 1967

ST An Evening with Fonteyn and Nureyev; new C William Chappell, Uris Theater, New York NY, 28 November 1975: FP John F Kennedy Center, Washington DC, 8 July 1975

 

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