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Birthday Offering

Birthday Offering

Choreography by Frederick Ashton
Music by Alexander Glazunov
Arranged and Orchestrated by Robert Irving
Staged by Faith Worth
Costumes by Andre Levasseur
Lighting by Steven Shelley

World Premiere

The Royal Ballet
May 5, 1956
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
London, England

Cast:
Margot Fonteyn, Beryl Grey,
Violetta Elvin, Nadia Nerina,
Rowena Jackson, Svetlana Beriosova,
Elaine Fifield, Michael Somes,
Alexander Grant, Brian Shaw,
Philip Chatfield, David Blair,
Desmond Doyle, Bryan Ashbridge

ABT Premiere

October 25, 1989
Jesse H. Jones Hall
Houston, Texas

Cast:
Susan Jaffe, Cheryl Yeager,
Amanda McKerrow, Julie Kent,
Leslie Browne, Alessandra Ferri,
Christine Dunham, Ross Stretton,
John Gardner, Guillaume Graffin,
Ethan Brown, Loren Schmalle,
Wes Chapman, Jeremy Collins