Music: Sergei Prokofiev, Igor Stravinsky,  Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Georges Bizet
Choreography: George Balanchine

Prodigal Son
ballet in three scenes

Music: Sergey Prokofiev (Op. 46, 1928-29)
Choreography: George Balanchine (1929)
Book: Boris Kochno (after the biblical parable)
Scenery and costumes: Georges Rouault (1929)
Scenery executed: Prince A. Schervashidze
Costumes executed: Vera Soudeikina
Staging: Karin von Aroldingen and Paul Boos
Lighting: Vladimir Lukasevich

Premiere: May 21, 1929, Les Ballets Russes de Serge de Diaghilev, Théâtre Sarah-Bernhardt, Paris
Premiere in the Mariinsky Theatre: December, 14, 2001

Running time: 40 minutes


Pas de deux from ballet Rubies (Jewels)

Music by Igor Stravinsky (Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra, 1929)
Staging by Karin von Aroldingen, Sarah Leland, Elyse Borne and Sean Lavery
Scenery by Peter Harvey (1967)
Costumes by Karinska (1967)
Recreations of costumes supervised by Holly Hines
Original lighting by Ronald Bates
Lighting by Perry Silvey

World premiere: 13 April 1967, New York City Ballet, New York State Theater
Premiere at the Mariinsky Theatre: 30 October 1999, St Petersburg


Tchaikovsky Pas de deux

Music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Choreography by George Balanchine (1960)
Staging by Francia Russell
Costume design by Karinska

World premiere: 29 March 1960, New York City Ballet, New York City Center of Music and Drama, New York
Premiere at the Mariinsky Theatre: 30 April 1998, St Petersburg

Running time: 10 minutes



Music by Louis Moreau Gottschalk (Grand Tarantelle for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 67, orchestrated by Hershy Kay)
Choreography by George Balanchine (1964)


Symphony in C
ballet in four movements

Music by Georges Bizet (Symphony No. 1 in C)
Choreography by George Balanchine (1947)
Staging by Colleen Neary
Costume design by Irina Press

World premiere: 1947, Théâtre de l´Opéra, Paris
Premiere at the Mariinsky Theatre: 9 February 1996, St Petersburg

Running time: 40 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: Boris Gruzin
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