138.  L'Errante 1933
(also called ERRANTE; ALMA ERRANTE; THE WANDERER) Choreographic Fantasy
Franz Schubert (The Wanderer, fantasy for piano, Op. 15, 1822, transcribed by Franz Liszt, orchestrated by Charles Koechlin). Book by Pavel Tchelitchew
George Balanchine
Costumes, lighting, and dramatic effects by Pavel Tchelitchew. Tilly Losch’s dress by Molyneux
June 10, 1933, Les Ballets 1933, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Paris. Conductor: Maurice Abravanel
Tilly Losch; Roman Jasinsky; 8 women, 3 men; child
Performance Type
See Also
As in Schmidt von Lübeck’s poem, set by Schubert, a wanderer seeks lost love amid phantom dreams; she encounters figures of hope, despair, and memory in an atmosphere of dark shadow and diffused light. Scenic effects achieved by lighting and silks dramatized the actions of the dancers. In later productions, characters were identified as Woman in Green, Youths, Shadows, Angels, Revolutionaries, and others.
Additional Productions

1935  American Ballet Ensemble [Errante] (1935-1938?resident Metropolitan Opera company)
1941  American Ballet Caravan [Alma Errante]
1943   Ballet Theatre [The Wanderer] (in 1957 became American Ballet Theatre)