SYMPHONIC VARIATIONS


Music by Cesar Franck (Symphonic Variations for Piano and Orchestra)
Choreography by Frederick Ashton
Staged by Michael Somes, assisted by Wendy Ellis
Scenery and costumes by Sophie Fedorovitch
Lighting by Michael Somes, executed by Todd Elmer

Revival Production 2003:
Choreography by Frederick Ashton
Staged by Wendy Ellis Somes
Music by Cesar Franck
(Symphonic Variations for Piano and Orchestra)
Scenery and costumes by Sophie Fedorovitch
Lighting by Michael Somes

Timing: 18:00



A plotless ballet for six dancers, Symphonic Variations was given its World Premiere by the Sadler’s Wells (now Royal) Ballet at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, on April 24, 1946, danced by Margot Fonteyn, Pamela May, Moira Shearer, Micheal Somes, Henry Danton and Brian Shaw.

Symphonic Variations was given its United States premiere by the same company at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York on October 12, 1949, danced by the same cast except that John Hart replaced Henry Danton.

Symphonic Variations was given its American Ballet Theatre Company Premiere at the Civic Opera House, Chicago on March 20, 1992, danced by Cynthia Harvey, Ethan Brown, Ashley Tuttle,
Wes Chapman, Sandra Brown and Parrish Maynard.


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