St Petersburg, Mariinsky Theatre

Serenade. In the Night. Theme and Variations

one act ballets

Performers

Credits

Music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Frédéric Chopin
Choreography by George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins

SERENADE

Music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky (Serenade in C Major for String Orchestra, Op. 48)
Choreography by George Balanchine (1935)
Staging by Francia Russell and Karin von Aroldingen
Costume design by Karinska
Original lighting design by Ronald Bates
Lighting by Vladimir Lukasevich

World premiere: 6 June 1934, School of American Ballet, White Plains, New York
Premiere at the Mariinsky Theatre: 30 April 1998, St Petersburg

Running time: 30 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

 

IN THE NIGHT

Music by Frédéric Chopin
Choreography by Jerome Robbins (1970)
Staged by Ben  Huys
Costumes by Anthony Dowell
Lighting by Jennifer Tipton
Recreated by Nicole Pearce

Premiere at the Mariinsky Theatre: 18 March 1992

Performed by permission of The Robbins Rights Trust

 

THEME AND VARIATIONS

a classical ballet

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


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