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Opera in Three Acts
Mikhail Glinka (produced 1842). Libretto based on the work by Alexander Pushkin. German version by Kurt Honolka
Directed and choreographed by George Balanchine. Scenery and costumes by Nicolas Benois
March 30, 1969, Hamburgische Staatsoper, Hamburg. Danced by the Ballett der Hamburgischen Staatsoper. Conductor: Charles Mackerras
SINGERS: Svetosar, Carl Schultz; Ludmilla, Jeanette Scovotti; Ruslan, Hubert Hofmann; Ratmir, Ursula Boese; Farlaf, Noël Mangin; Garislava, Judith Beckmann; Finn, Helmut Melchert; Naïna, Maria v. Ilosvay; and others. DANCERS: ACT II VISION SCENE: 3 women; ACT III ORIENTAL DANCES: 5 women, 5 men
In the original score the opera is divided into five acts, with the vision scene occurring in Act III and the ORIENTAL DANCES occurring in Act IV.