Music: By Alexander Glazounov (from Raymonda, Op. 57, produced 1898).
Choreography: By George Balanchine.
Production: Scenery and costumes by Rouben Ter-Arutunian. Lighting by Ronald Bates.
Premiere: May 17, 1973, New York City Ballet, New York State Theater.
Conductor: Robert Irving. (Preview: Annual New York City Ballet Gala Benefit, May 16.)
Cast: Melissa Hayden, Jacques d'Amboise [classical]; Karin von Aroldingen, Jean-Pierre Bonnefous [character]; 16 couples. CZARDAS: von Aroldingen, Bonnefous; PAS DE QUATRE: 4 women; VARIATION I: Colleen Neary; VARIATION II: 4 men; VARIATION III: Merrill Ashley; PAS DE DEUX: Hayden, d'Amboise.
Note: Created to honor Melissa Hayden on the occasion of her retirement. A suite of dances alternating classical and character styles, conceived in the tradition of the late works of Petipa. The ballerina's variation, deriving from Raymonda  is the same as that in Pas de Dix . In the apotheosis the entire cast pays homage to the ballerina.
Archival Video: George Balanchine Foundation Archive of Lost Choreography (VARIATIONS I, III), 2000.
Revisions: New York City Ballet: some years later, apotheosis eliminated.