Ref NoXZJ/745
Alt Ref NoJ(XZ)/745
TitleFarewell Gala, The \ Live from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Date14 July 1997
Extent1 VHS videotape
DescriptionOff-air recording: BBC 2, 19:30, 90 mins; 21:30, 75 mins. Final performance by the Royal Ballet and Royal Opera before the closure of the Royal Opera House for redevelopment. Includes clips of dancers backstage and discussion of development plans. Includes excerpts from: Symphony in C (Balanchine); Manon (MacMillan); La Valse (Ashton); The Sleeping Beauty (Petipa); Walk and Talk (Page); Romeo and Juliet (MacMillan); Le Corsaire (Petipa); The Dream (Ashton); Diana and Acteon (Petipa and Vaganova). Dancers in this programme include Darcey Bussll, Jonathan Cope, Sylvie Guillem, Irek Mukhamedov, Ashley Page, Viviana Durante, Tetsuya Kumakawa, Deborah Bull, Leanne Benjamin, Bruce Samson and Igor Zelenski of the Royal Ballet. Conductors for this evenings performance Xolin Davis, Edward Downes, Bernard Haitink, Peter Ernstassen, Paul Murphy, George Solti and Anthony Twiner. The programme is introduced by Michael Berkeley. Produced by Jonathan Fulford and directed by Derek Bailey.
Related MaterialThe gala was in two parts; minimal adverts recorded in between each part. Opera extracts include: Peter Grimes, Cosi Fan Tutti, La Boheme, Lucia di Lammermoor, Fidelio, Der Rosenkavalier, Othello, Falstaff.
Physical Description165 mins total.
CodePerson NameDates
DS/UK/P21Ashton; Sir; Frederick (1904-1988); Knight1904-1988
DS/UK/P26Balanchine; George (1904-1983)1904-1983
DS/UK/P70Bussell; Darcey (1969-)1969-
DS/UK/P88Cope; Jonathan (20/12/1962-)20/12/1962-
DS/UK/P160Guillem; Sylvie
DS/UK/P251MacMillan; Sir; Kenneth (1929-1992); Knight1929-1992
DS/UK/P278Mukhamedov; Irek Javdatovich (1960-)1960-
DS/UK/P294Page; Ashley (1956-present)1956-present
DS/UK/P294Page; Ashley (1956-present)1956-present
DS/UK/P304Petipa; Marius
DS/UK/P519Vaganova; Agrippina (1879-1951)1879-1951
DS/UK/P2515Durante; Viviana
DS/UK/P2581Kumakawa; Tetsuya
DS/UK/P2613Bull; Deborah (1963-)1963-
DS/UK/P2614Benjamin; Leanne
DS/UK/P3413Samson; Bruce
DS/UK/P3414Findlay; Paul
DS/UK/P3415Zelenski; Igor
DS/UK/P3416Daivs; Colin
DS/UK/P3417Downes; Edward
DS/UK/P3418Haitink; Bernard
DS/UK/P3419Ernstlassen; Peter
DS/UK/P3421Murphy; Paul
DS/UK/P3422Solti; George
DS/UK/P3423Twiner; Anthony
DS/UK/P3425Maniura; Peter
DS/UK/P3426Fulford; Jonathan
DS/UK/P3427Bailey; Derek
DS/UK/C18Royal Ballet; 1931-1931-
DS/UK/C259Royal Opera; 1946-1946-
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