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272. MAZURKA FROM 'A LIFE FOR THE TSAR'



Music: By Mikhail Glinka (A Life for the Tsar, produced 1836).

Choreography: By George Balanchine.

Production: Costumes by Karinska. Lighting by Jean Rosenthal.

Premiere: November 30, 1950, New York City Ballet, City Center of Music and Drama, New York. Conductor: Leon Barzin.

Cast: Janet Reed, Yurek Lazowski (guest artist); Vida Brown, George Balanchine; Barbara Walczak, Harold Lang; Dorothy Dushock, Frank Hobi.

Note: A brief character dance in which Balanchine performed on opening night.

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