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283. TYL ULENSPIEGEL



Music: By Richard Strauss (Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28, 1895).

Choreography: By George Balanchine.

Production: Scenery and costumes by Esteban Francés. Scenery executed by Triangle Studios and Nolan Brothers. Lighting by Jean Rosenthal.

Premiere: November 14, 1951, New York City Ballet, City Center of Music and Drama, New York. Conductor: Leon Barzin.

Cast: Tyl Ulenspiegel, Jerome Robbins; Nell, His Wife, Ruth Sobotka; Philip II, King of Spain, Brooks Jackson; Duke and Duchess, Frank Hobi, Beatrice Tompkins; Woman, Tomi Wortham; Tyl as a Child, Alberta Grant; Philip II as a Child, Susan Kovnat; Spanish Nobility, 2 women, 2 men; Soldiers, 6 men; Peasants, 8 women; Inquisitors, 4 men; Crowd, 8 women.

Note: Pantomime-ballet depicting the medieval prankster as liberator of Flanders from Spanish invaders; set in elaborate décor, with many changes of costume.

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