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Pineapple Poll – Cranko

Sir Arthur Sullivan – Merle Park (Poll), Stanley Holden (Jasper), David Blair (Captain Belaye) – The Royal Ballet

Pineapple Poll – Cranko Sir Arthur Sullivan – Merle Park (Poll), Stanley Holden (Jasper), David Blair (Captain Belaye) – The Royal Ballet

About

Pineapple Poll was the first collaboration between Cranko and Charles Mackerras, then the assistant conductor of the Sadler's Wells Opera. Mackerras felt that the music of Sir Arthur Sullivan, which had just fallen out of copyright, would serve admirably as a ballet score. He had conducted countless performances of Gilbert and Sullivan operettas and from close to a dozen of them neatly stitched together a delightful musical setting for Cranko's rambunctious ballet.

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Program

  • John Cranko / Sir Arthur Sullivan, Pineapple Poll

Details

  • Production date: 2011
  • Recording date: 1959
  • Duration: 44 min
  • Production: © BBC, uner licence to International Classical Artists Ltd
  • Available version(s): EN

Casting

  • John Cranko | Choreography
  • Merle Park | Poll (a flower-seller)
  • David Blair | Captain Belaye
  • Stanley Holden | Jasper (the pot boy)
  • Brenda Taylor | Blanche (Captain Belaye's fiancée)
  • Gerd Larsen | Mrs Dimple (her aunt)
  • The Royal Ballet

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