Choreography by: Peter Martins

Music by: Richard Strauss

Morgen’s three couples drift through a lakeside scene dancing a series of romantic pas de deux accented by complex turns and daring lifts, while exchanging partners in their search for romance.

Performed to 10 songs for soprano and orchestra by composer Richard Strauss, Peter Martins’ Morgen ('tomorrow' or 'morning' in German) was created for New York City Ballet in 2001. The ballet for three couples, an atmospheric exploration of love, is set in a haunting landscape of classical columns created by designer Alain Vaes. The current production features costumes by Carolina Herrera, which debuted at the 2014 Fall Gala, and lighting by Mark Stanley.


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Songs for Soprano and Orchestra (performed in the following order): Waldseligkeit, Op. 49, no. 1; Zueignung, Op.10, no. 1*; Ruhe, meine Seele!, Op. 27, no. 1*; Wiegenlied, Op. 41, no. 1; Das Rosenband, Op. 36, no. 1, Freundliche Vision, Op. 48, no.1; Befreit, Op. 39, no. 4; Cäcilie, Op. 27, no. 2, Winterweihe, Op. 48, no. 4*; Morgen!, Op.27, no. 4

*orchestrated by Mack Schlefer
May 10, 2001, New York City Ballet, New York State Theater
Original Cast
Darci Kistler, Jock Soto, Janie Taylor, Nilas Martins, Jared Angle, Jenifer Ringer

35 Min.
Costumes by
Alain Vaës (2001); Carolina Herrera, supervised by Marc Happel (2014)
Set by
Alain Vaës
Lighting by
Mark Stanley