Margot Fonteyn

Standard Name: Fonteyn, Margot


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Before she was sixteen Margot Fonteyn (later Dame Margot) danced the leading part with the Vic-Wells Ballet Company (later the Royal Ballet ) in Frederick Ashton 's Rio Grande.
8 December 1936
The BBC for the first time televised a full-length ballet: William Walton 's Façade (derived from Edith Sitwell ) with Margot Fonteyn and Robert Helpmann .
20 February 1946
The Royal Opera House , Covent Garden, London, had its grand reopening after wartime closure. Margot Fonteyn performed with the Sadler's Wells Theatre Ballet in The Sleeping Beauty.
24 April 1946
The Sadler's Wells Theatre Ballet company, with principal ballerinas Moira Shearer , Margot Fonteyn , and Pamela May , performed Symphonic Variations at Covent Garden .
9 October 1949
Margot Fonteyn received high praise when the Sadler's Wells Theatre Ballet performed for the first time at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York.
27 October 1958
The ballet Ondine, danced by Margot Fonteyn and choreographed by Frederick Ashton , was performed at Covent Garden.
12 March 1963
Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn danced together for the first time at the Royal Opera House , Covent Garden, in Marguerite and Armand by Sir Frederick Ashton .
21 February 1991
English ballerina Margot Fonteyn died at the age of seventy-one.


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