July 5, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Metropolitan Opera House
New York, New York
Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux
The Nutcracker pas de deux
Gillian Murphy, James Whiteside
The music for this pas de deux was originally intended for the pas de deux in Act III of Swan Lake. Because it was not published with the rest of the score, it remained unknown to Petipa and Ivanov when they were preparing to stage the St. Petersburg version. They substituted music from Act I which became the famous "Black Swan Pas de Deux." The music lay unnoticed in the Tchaikovsky Museum in Klin until it was discovered by the efforts of the Tchaikovsky Foundation of New York.
Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux, a Balanchine® Ballet, is presented by arrangement with The George Balanchine Trust and has been produced in accordance with the Balanchine Technique® Service standards established and provided by the Trust.
Choreography by: George Balanchine
Music by: Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky
Costumes by: Barbara Karinska
Gillian Murphy in Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux.
Photo: Jack Vartoogian.