Alina Cojocaru and Steven McRae
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Cupid and Psyche (1939)

Ballet in one act and three scenes after Apuleius

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 Lord Berners
SC Francis Rose

D Pan: Michael Somes; Nymphs: Palma Nye, Joan Leaman; Psyche: Julia Farron; Cupid: Frank Staff; Venus: June Brae; Psyche's Sisters: Mary Honer, Elizabeth Miller; Ceres: Margot Fonteyn*; Minerva: Mary Honer; Diana: Elizabeth Miller; Apollo: Richard Ellis; Juno: Ursula Moreton; Jupiter: David Grey; Narrators: Kathleen Hilditch, Margaret Tepler; Tanagra Women, Townspeople, Attendants on Ceres, Attendants on Minerva, Attendants on Diana, Attendants on Juno and Jupiter: corps de ballet
FP Vic-Wells Ballet, Sadler's Wells Theatre, London, 27 April 1939

*This role was to have been danced by Pamela May, but when she became ill Fonteyn replaced her at the last moment.

ST Royal Ballet; Tribute to Sir Frederick Ashton; solo for Psyche only
D Marilyn Trounson
Royal Opera House, London, 24 July 1970