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312. ALLEGRO BRILLANTE



Music: By Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky (Piano Concerto No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 75, 1892 [unfinished]).

Choreography: By George Balanchine.

Production: Costumes by Karinska (uncredited). Lighting by Jean Rosenthal; David Hays (1964-70); Ronald Bates (from 1971).

Premiere: March 1, 1956, New York City Ballet, City Center of Music and Drama, New York. Conductor: Leon Barzin. Pianist: Nicholas Kopeikine.

Cast: Maria Tallchief, Nicholas Magallanes, 4 couples.

Note: A concentrated essay in the extended classical vocabulary, especially allegro work.

Video/DVD: 2003, VAI, The Art of Maria Tallchief [1964].

Archival Video: The George Balanchine Foundation Interpreters Archive (principal roles), 2002.

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1961   Joffrey Ballet

1962   Teatro alla Scala (Milan)

1964   Les Grands Ballets Canadiens

1965   Stuttgart Ballet

1966   Boston Ballet

1966   Ballett der Buhnen Stadt Koln (Cologne)

1966   Royal Swedish Ballet

1967   Ballet of Los Angeles

1967   Garden State Ballet (New Jersey)

1968   Les Grands Ballets Canadiens

1970   Eglevsky Ballet Company

1971   Ballett der Hamburgischen Staatsoper (Hamburg, Germany)

1971   Noverre Ballet (Stuttgart, West Germany, 1971-73)

1973   Birmingham Royal Ballet/Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet

1973   Pacific Northwest Ballet

1973   Royal Ballet

1974   Grand Theatre de Geneve (Geneva, Switzerland)

1974   Los Angeles Ballet

1975   Dance Theatre of Harlem

1975   Den Norske Opera [Ballet] (Norway)

1976   Lyric Opera Ballet (in 1980 separated from Chicago Lyric Opera to form Chicago City Ballet; disbanded)

1977   Ballett der Stadtischen Buhnen (Frankfurt)

1977   Caracas New World Ballet

1977   Frankfurt Ballet

1977   Hartford Ballet (Connecticut)

1977   Les Grands Ballets Canadiens

1977   North Carolina Dance Theatre

1978   Ballet West

1978   Ballett der Hamburgischen Staatsoper

1978   Pacific Northwest Ballet

1979   Atlanta Ballet

1979   Milwaukee Ballet

1980   BalletMet (Columbus, Ohio)

1980   Les Grands Ballets Canadiens

1980   Louisville Ballet

1980   Minnesota Dance Theater

1981   Aterballetto-Centro Regionale della Danza (Reggio Emilia, Italy)

1981   Ballet of Flanders/Koninklijk Ballet Van Vlaanderen/Royal Flemish Ballet

1981   Ballet Metropolitan (Ohio)

1981   San Francisco Ballet

1981   Royal Ballet

1981   West Australian Ballet

1981   Zurich Ballet (Ballett des Opernhauses Zurich)

1982   Alberta Ballet

1982   Ballet of Flanders/Koninklijk Ballet Van Vlaanderen/Royal Flemish Ballet

1982   BalletMet (Columbus, Ohio)

1982   Louisville Ballet

1982   Matsuyama Ballet Company (Japan)

1982   Royal Winnipeg Ballet

1982   Tulsa Ballet Theatre

1983   Ballet de San Juan

1983   Ballet West

1983   New Jersey Ballet

1983   Ohio Ballet

1983   Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre

1983   Washington Ballet

1984   BalletMet (Columbus, Ohio)

1984   Ballet Oklahoma

1984   Ballet Municipal (Corporation Cultural de Santiago)

1984   Dance Theatre of Harlem

1984   North Carolina Dance Theatre

1984   Pacific Northwest Ballet

1984   Texas Ballet (formerly Fort Worth Dallas Ballet)

1985   Cincinnati Ballet

1985   Kansas City Ballet

1985   Louisville Ballet

1985   Richmond Ballet, The State Ballet of Virginia

1986   Alabama Ballet/Ballet South

1986   Ballet Austin

1986   Ballet du Nord (France)

1986   Dance Theatre of Harlem

1986   Dayton Ballet

1986   Miami City Ballet

1986   Paris Opera Ballet

1986   Southern Ballet Theatre

1986   Washington Ballet

1987   Ballet of Flanders/Koninklijk Ballet Van Vlaanderen/Royal Flemish Ballet

1987   Caracas New World Ballet

1987   Omaha Theater Company Ballet

1987   Pennsylvania Ballet

1987   Teatro dell' Opera di Roma

1987   Universal Ballet Company (Korea)

1988   Ballet du Nord (France)

1988   Ballet of Flanders/Koninklijk Ballet Van Vlaanderen/Royal Flemish Ballet

1988   Buffalo Ballet Theatre

1988   Dance Theatre of Harlem

1988   Hartford Ballet

1988   Hong Kong Ballet

1988   NAPAC Ballet (Natal Performing Arts Council—Durban, South Africa)

1988   Nashville City Ballet

1988   Oregon Ballet Theatre

1988   Pacific Ballet Theatre

1988   Pacific Northwest Ballet

1988   Royal Winnipeg Ballet

1988   Sacramento Ballet

1988   Teresa Carreno-Ballet Caracas

1988   Texas Ballet (formerly Fort Worth Dallas Ballet)

1988   Australian Ballet

1989   Alberta Ballet

1989   BalletMet (Columbus, Ohio)

1989   Ballet Chicago

1989   Ballet West

1989   Charleston Ballet Theatre

1989   Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre

1989   Richmond Ballet, The State Ballet of Virginia

1990   Hong Kong Ballet

1990   Louisville Ballet

1990   MALMO Stadsteater (Sweden)

1990   North Carolina Dance Theatre

1990   Texas Ballet (formerly Fort Worth Dallas Ballet)

1990   Washington Ballet

1991   Ballet Victor Ullate

1991   Boston Ballet

1991   Hartford Ballet

1991   Nashville City Ballet

1991   Ohio Ballet

1991   Pennsylvania Ballet

1991   Royal Winnipeg Ballet

1991   Southern Ballet Theatre

1992   Boston Ballet

1992   Dance Theatre of Harlem

1992   Hong Kong Ballet

1992   Miami City Ballet

1992   Royal Danish Ballet

1993   American Repertory Ballet

1993   BalletMet (Columbus, Ohio)

1993   Ballet Austin

1993   Ballet du Capitole de Toulouse

1993   Hartford Ballet

1993   Indianapolis Ballet Theatre

1993   Korean National Ballet Company

1993   Metropolitan Ballet Theatre

1993   NAPAC Ballet (Natal Performing Arts Council—Durban, South Africa)

1993   Nevada Dance Theatre

1993   North Carolina Dance Theatre

1993   Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre

1993   Royal Winnipeg Ballet

1993   Sacramento Ballet

1993   Texas Ballet (formerly Fort Worth Dallas Ballet)

1994   Omaha Theater Company Ballet

1994   Washington Ballet

1995   Charleston Ballet Theatre

1995   Dayton Ballet

1995   Memphis Concert Ballet

1995   Miami City Ballet

1995   North Carolina Dance Theatre

1996   Banff Center (Alberta, Canada)

1996   Nashville City Ballet

1996   Paris Opera Ballet

1997   National Ballet of China (Central)

1997   Richmond Ballet, The State Ballet of Virginia

1997   Washington Ballet

1998   Ballet de Zaragoza (Spain)

1998   Miami City Ballet

1998   MPL Productions

1998   Pennsylvania Ballet

1998   Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre

1998   Royal Winnipeg Ballet

1999   Dance Theatre of Harlem

1999   Royal New Zealand Ballet

1999   Royal Winnipeg Ballet

1999   Texas Ballet (formerly Fort Worth Dallas Ballet)

2000   Alabama Ballet/Ballet South

2000   Atlanta Ballet

2000   Ballett Mainz

2000   Europa Danse

2000   North Carolina Dance Theatre

2001   Alberta Ballet

2001   Ballet Florida

2001   Ballet West

2001   Kansas City Ballet

2001   Milwaukee Ballet

2001   Royal New Zealand Ballet

2002   Ballet Arizona

2002   Ballet Pacifica

2002   Banff Center (Alberta, Canada)

2002   Columbia Classical Ballet Company

2002   Diablo Ballet

2002   The Georgia Ballet

2002   Nashville City Ballet

2002   National Ballet of China (Central)

2002   Nevada Ballet Theatre

2002   Virginia Ballet Theater

2002   Washington Ballet

2002   Zurich Ballet (Ballett des Opernhauses Zurich)

2003   Alberta Ballet

2003   Ballet de Zaragoza (Spain)

2003   Paris Opera Ballet

2003   Royal Winnipeg Ballet

2003   San Francisco Ballet

2004   Atlanta Ballet

2004   Ballet Arizona

2004   Dance Theatre of Harlem

2004   Guangzhou Ballet

2004   Nevada Ballet Theatre

2004   Royal Swedish Ballet

2004   Sacramento Ballet

2004   San Francisco Ballet

2005   Ballet Chicago

2005   Ballet West

2005   Virginia Ballet Theatre

2006   Ballet Memphis

2006   Festival Ballet

2006   National Opera and Ballet of Sofia

2006   Orlando Ballet

2006   Richmond Ballet

2007   Ballet British Columbia

2007   Morphoses: The Wheeldon Company

2007   Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre

2007   Sarasota Ballet of Florida

2008   ABT Studio Company

2008   Los Angeles Ballet

2008   Ballet du Capitole de Toulouse

2009   St. Louis Ballet

2009   Miami City Ballet

2009   Staatsballett Berlin

2009   American Ballet Theatre

2010   Ballet Nice (Opera de Nice)

2010   Hong Kong Ballet

2011   Saint Louis Ballet

2011   Singapore Dance Theatre Lt.

2012   Ballet de Capitale Toulouse

2012   Ballet San Jose

2012   Charleston Ballet Theatre

2012   Norwegian Ballet

2013   Alabama Ballet

2013   Ballet Austin

2013   Joffrey Ballet, The

2013   Kansas City Ballet

2014   City Ballet of San Diego

2014   Compania Nacional de Danza

2014   Pennsylvania Ballet

2014   Sacramento Ballet

2014   San Francisco Ballet

2014   Singapore Dance Theatre

2014   Suzanne Farrell Ballet

2014   Wiener Staatsoper Ballet

2015   Ballet Arizona

2015   BalletMet

2015   Bayerische Staatsoper-Munich

2015   Carolina Ballet

2015   Houston Ballet

2015   Miami City Ballet

2015   National Ballet of Canada

2016   Ballett Dortmund

2016   Festival Ballet-Providence

2016   Texas Ballet Theater

2017   Atlanta Ballet

2017   Norwegian National Ballet

2017   Opera de Nice

2017   Washington Ballet

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