Choreography by: Liam Scarlett

Music by: Franz Liszt

A dark and seductive pas de deux, Funérailles’ tempestuous drama is furthered by Liszt’s intense piano score and theatrical costumes by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen: a sweeping, corseted gown for the woman and an elaborate gold-embroidered jacket for her partner. 

Liam Scarlett’s second ballet for the Company, Funérailles, premiered at the 2014 Fall Gala. The duet to Franz Liszt’s Funérailles from Harmonies poétiques et religieuses features costumes by British fashion designer Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen and lighting by Mark Stanley.


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Funérailles from Harmonies poétiques et religieuses
September 23, 2014, New York City Ballet, David H. Koch Theater
Original Cast
Tiler Peck, Robert Fairchild

13 Min.
Costumes by
Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, supervised by Marc Happel
Lighting by
Mark Stanley