Music by Virgil Thomson
Choreography by Mark Morris
Assistant to Mr. Morris: Tina Felkhandt
Costumes by Santo Loquasto
Lighting by Phil Sandstrom
World Premiere: Metropolitan Opera House, New York, 5/31/88
Original Cast: Mikhail Baryshnikov, Shawn Black, Julio Bocca, Isabella Padovani, Robert Hill, Susan Jaffe, Carld Jonassaint, Lucette Katerndahl, Kathleen Moore, Martine van Hamel, Robert Wallace, Ross Yearsley
An excerpt from this ballet was given its first performance at the Dancing for Life Benefit at the New York State Theater, New York on 10/5/87.
The music for Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes is Virgil Thomson's Etudes for Piano and includes "Chromatic Double Harmonies," "Repeating Tremolo," "Fingered Fifths," "Double Glissando," "Oscillating Arm," "Pivoting on the Thumb," "Alternating Octaves," "Double Sevenths," "Broken Arpeggios," "Parallel Chords," "Ragtime Bass," "For the Weaker Fingers," and Tenor Lead."