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Souvenir d'un lieu cher

Repertory Archive

Souvenir d'un lieu cher

(Memory of A Dear Place)

Choreography by Alexei Ratmansky
Music by Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky (Souvenir d'un lieu cher: Meditation and Scherzo)
Orchestrated by Alexander Glazunov
Costume Design by Keso Dekker
Lighting by Brad Fields

World Premiere

Dutch National Balllet
February 16, 2012
Het Muziektheater
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Anna Tsygamkova
Jozef Varfa
Megan Zimny Gray
Artur Shesterikov

ABT Premiere

July 3, 2017
Metropolitan Opera House
New York, New York

Stella Abrera
Marcelo Gomes
Sarah Lane
Alban Lendorf


Souvenir d’un lieu cher, which translates to “memory of a dear place” was written for violin and piano by Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky between March and May 1878. It consists of three movements, Meditation, Scherzo and Melodie. A work for four dancers, Alexei Ratmansky’s choreography uses two movements, Meditation and Scherzo.