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Issac Akiba, Paul Craig, and Patrick Yocum in costumes from Jerome Robbins' Fancy Free. Photo by Rachel Neville

Patrick Yocum, Paul Craig, and Isaac Akiba
Photo by Rachel Neville Photography

Patrick Yocum, Paul Craig, and Isaac Akiba
Photo by Rachel Neville Photography

The Details

Overture to Candide

 

Music

Leonard Bernstein*

Interplay

 

Choreography

Jerome Robbins

Music

Morton Gould, "American Concertette For Piano And Orchestra"†

Costume Design

Santo Loquasto

Lighting Design

Jennifer Tipton

Lighting Recreation

Les Dickert

Staging

Elyse Borne

World Premiere

June 1, 1945, Billy Rose’s Concert Varieties, Ziegfeld Theatre, New York

Boston Ballet Premiere

March 1, 2001, The Wang Center, Boston, Massachusetts

Fancy Free

 

Choreography

Jerome Robbins

Music

Leonard Bernstein*

Scenic Design

Oliver Smith

Scenic Supervision

Rosaria Sinisi

Costume Design

Kermit Love

Lighting Design

Les Dickert, based on the original lighting by Ronald Bates

Staging

Jean-Pierre Frohlich

World Premiere

April 18, 1944, Ballet Theatre (now American Ballet Theatre), Metropolitan Opera House, New York

Boston Ballet Premiere

May 10, 2012, Boston Opera House, Boston, Massachusetts

Glass Pieces

 

Choreography

Jerome Robbins

Music

Philip Glass, "Rubric" and "Façades" from Glassworks; Funeral Music from Akhnaten+

Original Scenic Design

Jerome Robbins and Ronald Bates

Original Costume Design

Ben Benson

Lighting Design

Jennifer Tipton

Lighting Recreation

Les Dickert

Staging

Bart Cook

World Premiere

May 12, 1983, New York City Ballet, New York State Theater, New York

Boston Ballet Premiere

September 6, 2018, Boston Opera House, Boston Massachusetts

Performance Length

Approximately two hours and 10 minutes, including two intermissions

 

*By arrangement with Boosey & Hawkes, Inc., Sole Agent for Leonard Bernstein Music Publishing Company, LLC, publisher and copyright owner.
Scenery courtesy of Stars of American Ballet

 

†By arrangement with G. Shirmer, INC. publisher and copyright owner

 

+Copyright Dunvagen Music Publishers, Inc. Used by permission.
Scenery courtesy of the National Ballet of Canada

Performed by permission of The Robbins Rights Trust

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