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La Fille mal gardée

Kain & Augustyn

Karen Kain and Frank Augustyn in the CBC filming of La Fille mal gardée (1978). Photo by Christopher Darling.

Following the success of La Fille mal gardée it was taped for CBC television by Emmy Award winning director Norman Campbell. The cast included Karen Kain, Frank Augustyn, Jacques Gorrissen and David Roxander as Lise, Colas, Widow Simone and Alain respectively. The film premiered on January 3, 1979 and had a viewership of more than 1.2 million, a record number for a CBC Musicamera production.

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Top image credit: The National Ballet of Canada tutus on display. Photo by Setareh Sarmadi.