Carnival of the Animals

Choreography by: Christopher Wheeldon

Music by: Camille Saint-Saëns

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Credits

Music
The Carnival of the Animals (Le carnaval des animaux). Additional musical arrangements by Andrea Quinn; reduction for four-hand piano by Mack Schlefer.

Narration written by John Lithgow
Premiere
May 14, 2003, New York City Ballet, New York State Theater
Original Cast
John Lithgow+, P.J. Verhoest*, Charles Askegard, Kyra Nichols, James Fayette, Yvonne Borree, Rachel Rutherford, Pascale van Kipnis, Arch Higgins, Christine Redpath

+Guest Artist
*Student, School of American Ballet

Length
36 min
Costumes by
Jon Morrell; Costumes Supervised by Holly Hynes
Set by
Jon Morrell; Scenery Supervised by Penny Jacobus
Lighting by
Natasha Katz

With delightful narration written by John Lithgow, Carnival of the Animals imagines a schoolboy’s night in the Museum of Natural History and the outlandish museum residents who come to life as versions of his teachers, classmates, and family members. 




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