This legendary 1955 telecast from the Producers’ Showcase television series presented Margot Fonteyn, Michael Somes, and Frederick Ashton in the Sadler’s Wells (Royal Ballet) production of Tchaikovsky’s classic. Choreography is by Petipa. Orchestra condcuted by Robert Irving. This is the only available visual record of Dame Margot in one of her greatest roles. Originally telecast December 12, 1955.
B&W, 66 minutes, 4:3, All regions