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Donizetti Variations

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Donizetti Variations

Choreography by George Balanchine
Music by Gaetano Donizetti from his opera Don Sebastian
Costumes by Karinska
Lighting by David K.H. Elliott

World Premiere

Salute to Italy
New York City Ballet
November 16, 1960
City Center 55 Street Theater
New York, New York

Cast:
Melissa Hayden
Jonathan Watts

ABT Premiere

December 18, 1984
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Washington, D.C.

Cast:
Cynthia Harvey
Fernando Bujones