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413. WALPURGISNACHT BALLET


From Gounod's 'Faust'


Music: By Charles Gounod (from Faust, produced with ballet music 1869).

Choreography: By George Balanchine. Staged by Brigitte Thom.

Production: Lighting by Ronald Bates.

Premiere: May 15, 1980, New York City Ballet, New York State Theater. Conductor: Robert Irving. (Preview: School of American Ballet Gala Benefit, January 24.)

Cast: Suzanne Farrell, Adam Lüders; Heather Watts; Stephanie Saland, Judith Fugate; 20 women.

Note: Balanchine's presentation as an independent ballet of the work he originally staged as part of the Paris Opéra production of Gounod's Faust [397] in 1975.

Video/DVD: 1996, Nonesuch, The Balanchine Library: The Balanchine Celebration, Part One (pas de deux, 3 principals' solos, finale).

See also: 45   117   151   227   397  

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