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La Sonnambula

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La Sonnambula

(The Sleepwalker) A Ballet in One Act
originally called Night Shadow


Choreography by George Balanchine
Music by Vittorio Rieti (after themes of Vincenzo Bellini - La Sonnambula, I Puritani, I Capuletti ed I Montecchi)
Staged by John Taras
Scenery by Zack Brown
Costumes by Theoni V. Aldredge
Lighting by David K.H. Elliott

World Premiere

Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo
February 27, 1946
City Center Theatre
New York, New York

Cast:
Alexandra Danilova
Nicholas Magallanes
Maria Tallchief
Michel Katcharoff

ABT Premiere

January 17, 1981
Opera House
Chicago, Illinois

Cast:
Chrisa Keramidas
Mikhail Baryshnikov
Susan Jaffe
Victor Barbee

ABT New York Premiere

May 26, 1981
Metropolitan Opera House
New York, New York

Cast:
Chrisa Keramidas
Mikhail Baryshnikov
Susan Jaffe
Victor Barbee