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98. AUBADE



Music: By Francis Poulenc (Aubade for piano and 18 instruments, 1929, commissioned by Vicomte and Vicomtesse de Noailles).

Choreography: By George Balanchine.

Production: Scenery and costumes by Angèles Ortiz; costumes executed by Mme A. Youkine (uncredited).

Premiere: January 21, 1930, Ballets Russes de Vera Nemtchinova, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Paris. Conductor: Alexandre Labinsky. Pianist: Francis Poulenc.

Cast: Diana, Vera Nemtchinova; Actaeon, Alexis Dolinoff; Diana's Companions, 6 women.

Note: A Greek myth: At dawn, the hunter Actaeon surprises the goddess Diana bathing; she transforms him into a deer, wounds him, and turning her companions into dogs sets them upon him. With a pang of regret, the goddess resumes her course through the forest; day has come.

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