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199. EL MURCIÉLAGO (THE BAT)



Music: By Johann Strauss the Younger (from Die Fledermaus, produced 1874, with unidentified additions). Book by Lincoln Kirstein.

Choreography: By George Balanchine.

Production: Costumes and lighting by Keith Martin.

Premiere: June 30, 1941, American Ballet Caravan, Teatro Municipal, Rio de Janeiro. Conductor: Emanuel Balaban.

Cast: The Bat, Helen Kramer, Todd Bolender; The Poet, Lew Christensen; The Masked (Identical) Ladies, Gisella Caccialanza, Olga Suárez; Hungarian Dancers (formerly called Gypsies), Marie-Jeanne, William Dollar; The Can-Can Dancer, Beatrice Tompkins; The Ladies of Fashion, 4 women; 2 Coachmen; Can-Can Dancers, Officers, Ladies and Gentlemen, corps de ballet.

Note: Originally presented by the American Ballet, New York, 1936.

See also: 107   *169   193   206   294  

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