Solitaire (ballet)

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Solitaire is a one-act ballet created by Kenneth MacMillan in 1956 for the Sadler's Wells Theatre Ballet (later the Royal Ballet), London. The music is by Malcolm Arnold: his two sets of English Dances, with two new dances specially composed by Arnold, a sarabande and a polka.[1]

The first performance was at Sadler's Wells Theatre, London on 7 June 1956. The principal character, called The Girl, was danced by Margaret Hill.[2]

Original cast[edit]


  1. ^ Burton-Page, Piers (2001) Notes to EMI CD 5 74780 2
  2. ^ "Solitaire (1956)", Royal Opera House Collections Online, retrieved 8 October 2014