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Homage to the Queen (1953)

The Coronation Ballet

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 Malcolm Arnold
SC Oliver Messel

D Entrée: Ensemble
Procession of the Four Elements:
The Queen of the Earth: Nadia Nerina; Her Consort: Alexis Rassine; Her Attendants: Pauline Clayden, Margaret Dale, Anne Heaton, Michael Boulton, Peter Clegg, Ray Powell; Pas de six: Joan Benesh, June Lesley, Avril Navarre, April Olrich, Angela Walton, Dorothea Zaymes
The Queen of the Waters: Violetta Elvin; Her Consort: John Hart; Her Attendants: corps de ballet; Pas de trois: Brian Shaw, Julia Farron, Rowena Jackson
The Queen of Fire: Beryl Grey; Her Consort: John Field; Spirit of Fire: Alexander Grant; pas de quatre: Svetlana Beriosova, Rosemary Lindsay, Bryan Ashbridge, Philip Chatfield
The Queen of the Air: Margot Fonteyn; Her Consort: Michael Somes; Her Attendants: corps de ballet
FP Sadler's Wells Ballet, Royal Opera House, London, 2 June 1953

ST Royal Ballet; Tribute to Sir Frederick Ashton; Air pas de deux only
D Georgina Parkinson, Keith Rosson
Royal Opera House, London, 24 July 1970

ST Royal Ballet; Air
D Deborah Bull, William Trevitt
FP Royal Opera House, London, 9 December 1994

NP Royal Ballet; new choreography by David Bintley (Earth), Michael Corder (Water), Christopher Wheeldon (Fire); choreography by Ashton staged and recreated by Christopher Newton
Entrée Procession of the Four Elements
D Ensemble; The Queen of the Air: Darcey Bussell; Her Consort: David Makhateli; Her Attendants: corps de ballet; Apotheosis: Ensemble
SC Peter Farmer
FP Royal Opera House, London, 5 June 2006