Illuminations

Choreography by: Frederick Ashton

Music by: Benjamin Britten

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Credits

Music
Les Illuminations, for tenor and strings (1939). Words by Arthur Rimbaud, Les Illuminations: Painted Plates (1871-72).
Premiere
March 2, 1950, New York City Ballet, City Center of Music and Drama
Original Cast
Nicholas Magallanes, Robert Barnett, Tanaquil Le Clercq, Melissa Hayden

Costumes by
Cecil Beaton
Lighting by
Jean Rosenthal