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271. THE FAIRY'S KISS (LE BAISER DE LA FÉE)


Ballet-Allegory in Four Scenes


Music And Book: By Igor Stravinsky (1928, commissioned by Ida Rubinstein, dedicated to Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky). Based on a tale by Hans Christian Andersen (The Ice Maiden).

Choreography: By George Balanchine.

Production: Scenery and costumes by Alice Halicka (from the 1937 production). Lighting by Jean Rosenthal.

Premiere: November 28, 1950, New York City Ballet, City Center of Music and Drama, New York. Conductor: Leon Barzin.

Cast: The Fairy, Maria Tallchief; The Bride, Tanaquil Le Clercq; Her Friend, Patricia Wilde; The Bridegroom, Nicholas Magallanes; His Mother, Beatrice Tompkins; Shadow, Helen Kramer; Winds, Snowflakes, Mountaineers, Bridesmaids, Peasants.

Note: Originally presented by the American Ballet (Stravinsky Festival), New York, 1937.

See also: 133.7   *178   376  

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