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Sunday October 5, 2014 3:00 PM

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Balanchine’s inspirations were profoundly diverse and these three ballets show the breadth of his creative mastery.

  • Location:

  • David H. Koch Theater
  • Running Time:

  • 2 Hr. 11 Min.


  • Donizetti Variations

    • Music by: Gaetano Donizetti
    • Choreography by: George Balanchine
    • Principal Casting:
      September 26, 27 mat: Ashley Bouder, Andrew Veyette
      October 4, 5 mat: Tiler Peck, Joaquin De Luz

    The cheerful 26-minute Donizetti Variations sets a series of effervescent dances to music from the opera Don Sebastien, offering choice but technically challenging roles for two bravura dancers and three supporting trios.

  • La Sonnambula

    • Music by: Vittorio Rieti
    • Choreography by: George Balanchine, staged by John Taras
    • Principal Casting:
      September 26, 27 mat: Wendy Whelan, Robert Fairchild, Sara Mearns, Amar Ramasar, Meagan Mann*, Likolani Brown, Devin Alberda, David Prottas, Lauren Lovette, Craig Hall, Daniel Ulbricht (*first time in role)
      October 4, 5 mat: Wendy Whelan, Robert Fairchild, Faye Arthurs, Aaron Sanz*, Sara Adams, Sarah Villwock, Austin Laurent, Ralph Ippolito, Lauren King, Antonio Carmena, Troy Schumacher (*first time in role)

    Deceit, desire, and death shadow La Sonnambula's aristocratic masked ball, haunting with the image of a beautiful sleepwalker.

  • Firebird

    • Music by: Igor Stravinsky
    • Choreography by: George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins
    • Principal Casting:
      September 26, 27 mat: Teresa Reichlen, Ask la Cour, Savannah Lowery, Andrew Scordato
      October 4, 5 mat: Ashley Bouder, Justin Peck, Gwyneth Muller, Zachary Catazaro

    Dressed in Chagall’s exquisite sets and costumes, Firebird illustrates an enchanting Russian fairytale and the fantastical creatures of its strange world.

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