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Madame Chrysanthème (1955)

Ballet in one act and five scenes by Frederick Ashton and Vera Bowen, adapted from the book by Pierre Loti

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 Alan Rawsthorne
SC Isabel Lambert

D Pierre, a French sailor: Alexander Grant; Yves, his brother: Desmond Doyle; Mme Chrysanthème: Elaine Fifield; Mme Renoncule, her mother: Elizabeth Kennedy; M Très-Propre, her father: Franklin White; M Kangarou, a marriage broker: Ray Powell; Mlle Wistéria, a courtesan: Anne Heaton; Mlle Pluie d'Avril, a courtesan: Pauline Clayden; Mlle Pureté, Mlle Prune, cousins of Chrysanthème: Merle Park, Angela Walton; A Dignitary: Leslie Edwards; Bambou, a boatman and rickshaw boy: Roy Taylor; Government Officials, Mousmés and Mouskos (Chrysanthème's Friends), Djinn: corps de ballet
FP Sadler's Wells Ballet, Royal Opera House, London, 1 April 1955