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Swan_lake_ballgown_1

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SF Opera House, below the stage

The Super Captain for the Opera was asked to supply the supers for Swan Lake in '95 when the Royal Ballet came through on tour. This was my trial run as a super -- and a fun couple of roles: lady in waiting to the queen in Act 1, sc. 1(green Victorian gown above) and this wild creation as a guest at the ball in Act (3?). Yes, that is a beak coming out of my forehead, and the skirt has a wing motif. The ball was a fantasmagoria of bird images and copper piping,. The performances were stunning, I met Princess Margaret, the sponsor of the troupe who put the "Royal" in Royal Ballet (she smoked incessantly and kept repeating, "Lovely, just lovely").

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