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

Peter Wright, Svetlana Beriosova – The Royal Ballet

The Lady and The Fool by John Cranko, music by Giuseppe Verdi Peter Wright, Svetlana Beriosova – The Royal Ballet

About

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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Casting

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

Program

  • John Cranko / Giuseppe Verdi / Charles Mackerras, The Lady And The Fool

Details

  • Production date: 1959
  • Duration: 45 min
  • Production: © BBC, under licence to International Classical Artists Ltd
  • Available version(s): EN
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