Ballet

The Lady and The Fool by John Cranko, music by Giuseppe Verdi

Peter Wright, Svetlana Beriosova – The Royal Ballet

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Cast

John Cranko — Choreographer
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Charles Mackerras — Conductor
Svetlana Beriosova
Ronald Hynd
Ray Powell
David Shields
Bob Stevenson
Peter Wright

Program notes

John Cranko (1927-1973) was a master of the story ballet. Though his work might have been considered anachronistic at a time when Neo-classicism had taken choreographic hold with the dominance of George Balanchine, Cranko's dance dramas have enjoyed enduring success.

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Production date: 1959
Duration: 45 min
Production: © BBC, under licence to International Classical Artists Ltd
Resolution: SD