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Symphonic Variations

Symphonic Variations


Choreography by Frederick Ashton
Staged by Michael Somes , Wendy Ellis Somes
Production Directed and Supervised by Wendy Ellis Somes (Revival), Malin Thoors (Revival)
Music by Cesar Franck (Symphonic Variations for Piano and Orchestra)
Scenery and Costumes by Sophie Fedorovitch
Lighting by Michael Somes
Executed by Todd Elmer

World Premiere

Sadler’s Wells Ballet
April 24, 1946
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
London, England

Cast:
Margot Fonteyn, Pamela May, Moira Shearer, Micheal Somes, Henry Danton, Brian Shaw

United States Premiere

Sadler’s Wells Ballet
October 12, 1949
Metropolitan Opera House
New York, New York

Cast:
Margot Fonteyn, Pamela May, Moira Shearer, Micheal Somes, John Hart, Brian Shaw

ABT Premiere

March 20, 1992
Civic Opera House
Chicago, Illinois

Cast:
Cynthia Harvey, Ethan Brown, Ashley Tuttle, Wes Chapman, Sandra Brown, Parrish Maynard

Revival Premiere

October 22, 2003
City Center
New York, New York

Cast:
Marian Butler, Ashley Tuttle, Maria Riccetto, Craig Salstein, Maxim Belotserkovsky, Carlos Lopez