St Petersburg, Mariinsky Theatre

Apollo. La Valse. Theme and Variations

one act ballets


Apollo – Alexander Sergeyev
Terpsichore – Daria Pavlenko
Polyhimnia – Irina Golub
Calliope – Yana Selina

La Valse
Ulyana Lopatkina, Ivan Kozlov, Soslan Kulaev

Theme and Variations
Alina Somova, Vladimir Shklyarov


Music: Igor Stravinsky, Maurice Ravel, Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Choreography: George Balanchine



Music: Igor Stravinsky (Apollon musagete)
Choreography: George Balanchine (1928)
Libretto: Igor Stravinsky
Staging: Francia Russell
Original lighting design: Ronald Bates
Lighting: Vladimir Lukasevich

World premiere: 12 June 1928, Les Ballets Russes de Serge de Diaghilev, Théâtre Sarah Bernhart, Paris
Premiere of last revived version at the Mariinsky Theatre: 30 April 1998

Running time: 33 minutes

La Valse

Music: Maurice Ravel (Valses nobles et sentimentales, 1911, orchestrated 1912; La Valse, 1920, commissioned: Serge Diaghilev)
Choreography: George Balanchine (1974)
Staged: John Clifford
Costumes: Karinska
Lighting: Mark Stanley, realized: Vladimir Lukasevich

Premiere: February 20, 1951, New York City Ballet, City Center of Music and Drama, New York
Premiere at the Mariinsky Theatre: 13 April, 2004

Running time: 30 minutes


Theme and Variations
a classical ballet


Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky (final movement of Suite No.3 for orchestra in G major, 1884)
Choreography: George Balanchine (1947)
Staging: Francia Russel
Costumes: Galina Solovieva (1989)
Lighting design: Vladimir Lukasevich

Premiere: November 26, 1947, Ballet Theatre, City Center of Music and Drama, New York
Premiere at the Mariinsky Theatre: April, 16, 1989

Running time: 25 minutes

The Ballets of George Balanchine is presented by arrangement with The George Balanchine Trust and has been produced in accordance with the Balanchine Style® and Balanchine Technique® service standards established and provided by the Trust

The Mariinsky Theatre would like to express its gratitude to Mrs Bettina von Siemens for her support in bringing the "Ballets of George Balanchine" project to life

Age category 12+

Conductor – Pavel Bubelnikov
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