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111. TANNHÄUSER


Opera in Three Acts and Four Scenes by Richard Wagner
ACT I VENUSBERG BALLET


Choreography: By George Balanchine.

Premiere: January 21, 1932, Opéra de Monte-Carlo. Danced by Ballets [Russes] de Monte-Carlo. Conductor: Gabriel Grovlez.

Cast: Valentina Lanina [Blinova], Léon Woizikowsky, 14 women, 7 men.

Note: As with his opera choreography for Diaghilev, because of such variables as new scenery and different numbers of people, while he was ballet master for the Blum-de Basil company [later Les Ballets Russes de Monte-Carlo] in 1932, Balanchine rechoreographed all the operas carried over from earlier seasons as well as the operas receiving their premieres.

See also: 154  

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