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#1 Jane Simpson

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Posted 19 January 2008 - 08:01 AM

The Royal Opera House has begun to add material from its archives to its website. Go to

http://www.rohcollections.org.uk/

and you can see cast lists for all first night since 1946 (to be extended eventually to cover all performances!) and also the first photographic collection - pictures by Frank Sharman, dating from the late 1940s, and giving many more photos than I've ever seen before of, for instance, Ashton's Les Sirčnes. Hours of fun!

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Posted 19 January 2008 - 08:23 AM

what a wonderful trove and handy link!
too bad the data on the '68 SLEEPING BEAUTY doesn't give casting.
i'd always assumed the prod. was made for sibley and dowell - awakening pas de deux and all that - but a special fold-out/insert to the prod. that i acquired some time back has beriosova and macleary listed for the first night cast - but then i THINK someone said they didn't appear due to indisposition.
so if the prod. was meant to be first shown by beriosova and macleary - on whom did ashton create the awakening pas - if sibley and dowell - is it odd that they weren't given the first perf?
or maybe i'm confused on all of these points...


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