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328. NIGHT SHADOW (soon retitled LA SONNAMBULA )



Music And Book: By Vittorio Rieti, based on themes from operas by Vincenzo Bellini (1830-35, including La Sonnambula, I Puritani, Norma, and I Capuletti ed i Montecchi).

Choreography: By George Balanchine. Staged by John Taras.

Production: Scenery and lighting by Esteban Francés. Costumes by André Levasseur (from Les Ballets de Pâques production, 1957). Scenery and costumes executed by Nolan Brothers. Jewelry by Emmons.

Premiere: January 6, 1960, New York City Ballet, City Center of Music and Drama, New York. Conductor: Robert Irving.

Cast: The Coquette, Jillana; The Baron, John Taras; The Poet, Erik Bruhn; The Sleepwalker, Allegra Kent; The Guests, 8 couples; DIVERTISSEMENTS: PASTORALE: 2 couples; THE BLACKAMOORS: Suki Schorer, William Weslow; HARLEQUIN: Edward Villella; ACROBATS: 3 women.

Note: Originally presented as The Night Shadow by the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, New York, 1946.

See also: *232  

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