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Theme and Variations

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Theme and Variations


Choreography by George Balanchine
Music by Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky (Suite No. 3 for Orchestra, final movement)
Costumes by Desmond Heeley
Lighting by Jennifer Tipton

World Premiere

November 26, 1947
City Center 55 Street Theater
New York, New York

 

Cast:
Alicia Alonso, Igor Youskevitch, Melissa Hayden, Paula Lloyd, Cynthia Riseley, Anna Cheselka, Fernando Alonso, Fernand Nault, Zachary Solov, Eric Braun

World Premiere

(this production)
April 17, 1978
Metropolitan Opera House
New York, New York

Cast:
Gelsey Kirkland, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Rebecca Wright, Kristine Elliott, Hilda Morales, Yoko Ichino