413. Walpurgisnacht Ballet 1980
From Gounod’s ‘Faust’
Charles Gounod (from Faust, produced with ballet music 1869)
George Balanchine. Staged by Brigitte Thom
Lighting by Ronald Bates
May 15, 1980, New York City Ballet, New York State Theater. Conductor: Robert Irving. (Preview: School of American Ballet Gala Benefit, January 24.)
Suzanne Farrell, Adam Lüders; Heather Watts; Stephanie Saland, Judith Fugate; 20 women
Performance Type
See Also
alanchine’s presentation as an independent ballet of the work he originally staged as part of the Paris Opéra production of Gounod’s Faust [397] in 1975.

1975   Paris Opera Ballet
2006   North Carolina Dance Theatre
2010   City Ballet of San Diego
2011   Opera di Roma
2014   Ballet Arizona
2015   City Ballet of San Diego
2015   Suzanne Farrell Ballet
2016   Ballet Arizona
2017   Miami City Ballet
2017   Star Dancers Ballet Company (Japan)
2019   Ekaterinburg State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre
2020   City Ballet of San Diego
2022   Ekaterinburg State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre

Recorded Performances
1996, Nonesuch, The Balanchine Library: The Balanchine Celebration, Part One (pas de deux, 3 principals’ solos, finale)