Classic Balanchine

Seo Hye Han in Chaconne. Choreography George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust. Photo by Liza Voll

Seo Hye Han
Choreography George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust 
Photo by: Liza Voll

Seo Hye Han
Choreography George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust 
Photo by: Liza Voll

The Details
Prodigal Son
Ballet in three scenes
 

Libretto

Boris Kochno

Music

Sergei Prokofiev*

Choreography

George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust

Staging

Elyse Bourne

Scenic and Costume Design

Georges Rouault†

Lighting Design

John Cuff

World Premiere

May 21, 1929, Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, Théâtre Sarah-Bernhardt Paris

Boston Ballet Premiere

Feb 7, 1966, Boston, Massachusetts

 
 
Stravinsky Violin Concerto
 

Music

Igor Stravinsky, “Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major” (1931)**

Choreography

George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust

Staging (2017)

Paul Boos, Colleen Neary

Lighting Design (2017)

John Cuff

World Premiere

Jun 18, 1972 New York City Ballet, Stravinsky Festival, New York State Theater, New York

Boston Ballet Premiere

May 5, 2017 Boston Opera House, Boston, Massachusetts

 
 
Chaconne
 

Music

Christoph Willibald von Gluck, Ballet music from the opera Orfeo ed Euridice (1762)

Choreography

George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust

Staging

Diana White

Costume Design

Karinska‡

Lighting Design

John Cuff

World Premiere

Jan 22, 1976, New York City Ballet, New York State Theater, New York

Boston Ballet Premiere

May 17, 2018 Boston Opera House, Boston, Massachusetts

 

 

Run time

Approximately two hours, including two intermissions

*Music by arrangement with Boosey & Hawkes, Inc., publisher and copyright owner
Prodigal Son scenery and costumes courtesy of American Ballet Theatre, Kevin McKenzie, Artistic Director
** "Stravinsky Concerto in D for Violin and Orchestra"  by arrangement with European Music Distributors Company, sole U.S. and Canadian agent for Schott Music, Mainz, Germany, publisher and copyright owner
Chaconne costumes courtesy of Pacific Northwest Ballet, Peter Boal, Artistic Director, and Ballet West, Adam Sklute, Artistic Director

The performances of Prodigal Son, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, and Chaconne, Balanchine® Ballets, are presented by arrangement with The George Balanchine Trust and have been produced in accordance with the Balanchine Style® and Balanchine Technique® Service standards established and provided by the Trust.

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