Although choreographer and ballet cast are omitted from the printed program, reference in a review to ‘a blithe ballet divertissement’ indicates choreography by Balanchine for the American Ballet Ensemble. It may have occurred in Act III, Scene 1, COURS LA REINE.
111. Tannhaüser 1932
Opera in Three Acts and Four Scenes by Richard Wagner
ACT I VENUSBERG BALLET
January 21, 1932, Opéra de Monte-Carlo. Danced by Ballets [Russes] de Monte-Carlo. Conductor: Gabriel Grovlez
Valentina Lanina [Blinova], Léon Woizikowsky, 14 women, 7 men
As with his opera choreography for Diaghilev, because of such variables as new scenery and different numbers of people, while he was ballet master for the Blum-de Basil company [later Les Ballets Russes de Monte-Carlo] in 1932, Balanchine rechoreographed all the operas carried over from earlier seasons as well as the operas receiving their premieres.