The Queen’s Silver Jubilee Gala (1977)

UK, 30 May
series, 1 195m
videotape, colour, 4:3
mono, English

A British borderline fantasy television special.

Premise

A concert to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, including Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn performing “ Prelude”. It was the last time Fonteyn and Nureyev danced together.

Credits

Crew
BBC
Music: Franz Liszt
Production Design: Carl Toms
Choreographer: Frederick Ashton
Locations: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

Cast
Jonathan Cope
Rudolf Nureyev (Hamlet)
Margot Fonteyn (Ophelia)