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284. APOLLO, LEADER OF THE MUSES


Ballet in Two Scenes


Music And Book: By Igor Stravinsky (Apollo Musagetes, 1927-28, commissioned by Mrs. Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge).

Choreography: By George Balanchine.

Production: Costumes by Karinska. Lighting by Jean Rosenthal.

Premiere: November 15, 1951, New York City Ballet, City Center of Music and Drama, New York. Conductor: Leon Barzin.

Cast: Apollo, André Eglevsky; Terpsichore, Maria Tallchief; Calliope, Diana Adams; Polyhymnia, Tanaquil Le Clercq; Leto, Barbara Milberg; Handmaidens, Irene Larsson, Jillana.

Note: Originally presented by Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, Paris, 1928, titled Apollon Musagète. From 1957, titled Apollo and danced in practice clothes.

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