164.  Serenata: 'Magic' 1936
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
George Balanchine
Scenery and costumes by Pavel Tchelitchew
February 14, 1936, Avery Memorial Theater, Hartford, Connecticut. Conductor: Alexander Smallens
The Lady, Felia Doubrovska; The Boy, Lew Christensen; 5 Girls
Performance Type
Concert Works
Performed once at the Hartford Festival. The music was an unidentified Mozart composition for eight instruments; the subtitle ‘Magic’ referred to illusionistic devices used in the décor.
Music information provided by Balanchine; date verified in Balanchine-Kirstein-A. Everett Austin correspondence, Wadsworth Atheneum, through the assistance of Jill Silverman; additional information provided by Kirstein.