Today I'm offering two fantastic "Saddler's Wells Ballet" Souvenir Programs from 1949 and 1951/52. After wonderful stunning performances around the world, Sadler's Wells Ballet made it's very first appearance in America in 1949. In 1951/52 they finished their performances in America and Canada and then returned home to London, England. The two programs are listed below with their description and condition:
1.Sadler's Wells Ballet from the Royal Opera House, Convent Garden, London, under the management of S. Hurok, First American Appearance, 1949, which made it's first tour appearance at the Metropolitan Opera House. This program has 56 pages packed with photos of the stars of the ballet and the numerous shows they staged. These are the ballets and some of the stars found throughout the program:
*Ballets---Sleeping Beauty, Façade, Apparitions, Symphonic Variations, Cinderella, Job, A Wedding Bouquet, Checkmate, and Le Lac Des Cygnes. *Performers---Margot Fonteyn, Moira Shearer, Pamela May, Alexis Rassine, Violetta Elvin, Harold Turner, John Hart, Alexander Grant, and John Field, are just a few of the Performers inside. Also, there are actual acts shown in the Program from the different ballets.
**Condition of 1949 Sadler's Wells Ballet Souvenir Program: The front and back covers are in fair+ and the inside pages are in good condition. *Covers: There is wear along the spine and a ¾" tear at the bottom of the spine; There are bumps and tiny to small crease marks at each of the corners, a ¼" piece missing from the front right edge, a ½" tear and a few crease marks at the back top edge; light wear to the front and back covers. *Inside pages: There is minor rubbing and a tiny tear along the right edge of the first inside page and a tiny crease mark at the top right corner of over half of the inside pages.
2.Sadler's Wells Theatre Ballet from the 1951-52 American and Canadian Tour under the direction of Ninette De Valois. The beautiful Princess Margaret is shown on a full page and she was a huge fan of the ballet. The program has 50 pages filled with performers and scenes from the different ballets. These are some of the performers and ballets seen throughout the program:
*Performers---Elaine Fifield, David Blair, Svetlana Beriosova, Maryon, Sheilah O"Reilly, David Poole, Pirmin Trecu, Robert Lunnon, Annette Page, Stella Claire, and Doreen Tempest are just a few found inside. *Ballets---The Nutcracker, Coppelia, Harlequin in April, Pineapple Poll, Assembly Ball, Pastorale, Faxade, The Prospect Before Us, Capriol Suite, Beauty and The Beast, The Haunted Ballroom, Swan Lake, Jota oledana, Tritsch-Tratsch, Les Rendezvous, and Khadra.
**Condition of 1951-52 Sadler's Wells Theatre Ballet Souvenir Program: The front and back covers are in good condition and the inside pages are in very good condition. *Covers: There is wear, stress, and two tiny tears along the spine; There is a minor crease mark at the top and bottom right front corners and the top left back corner; minor wear to the front and back covers; a tiny tan dot at the bottom edge of the back cover; *Inside pages: The inside pages are not attached to the covers at the top staple.
Two wonderful Ballet Souvenir Programs to add to your collection or give as a gift to someone who loves the Ballet.
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