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Illuminations (1950)

Ballet in one act

M Music by
S Scenery by
C Costumes by
D Danced by
FP First performance
NP New production
R Reproduced by
ST Staging (indicates that the ballet was produced in substantially its original form)

M Benjamin Britten (Les Illuminations, opus 18)
Poems by Arthur Rimbaud (from Les Illuminations, 1871-1872)
SC Cecil Beaton

D I Fanfare: Nicholas Magallanes
II Dreamtown: Barbara Bocher, Arlouine Case, Dorothy Dushock, Jillana, Barbara Milberg, Francesca Mosarra, Pat McBride, Margaret Walker, Tomi Wortham, Robert Barnett, Brooks Jackson, Shaun O'Brien, Roy Tobias
III Phrase: Nicholas Magallanes
IV Antiquity: Sacred Love: Tanaquil LeClercq; Profane Love: Melissa Hayden
V Royalty: ensemble
VI Anarchy: Tanaquil LeClercq, Dick Beard, Audrey Allen, Doris Breckenridge, Ninette d'Amboise, Peggy Karlson, Robert Barnett, Walter Georgov, Karel Shook
VII Being Beauteous: Tanaquil LeClercq, Dick Beard, Arthur Bell, Jacques d'Amboise, Roy Tobias
VIII Sideshow: ensembe
IX Farewell: ensemble
FP New York City Ballet, City Center Theater, New York NY, 2 March 1950

ST Jeffrey Ballet; R John Taras
D The Poet: Gregory Huffman
The Dandy: Glenn Dufford
Sacred Love: Patricia Miller; Profane Love: Beatriz Rodriguez
FP Auditorium Theatre, Chicago IL, 13 May 1980

NP Royal Ballet; R Frederick Ashton and John Taras
D The Poet: Ashley Page
The Dandy: Graham Fletcher
Sacred Love: Jennifer Penney; Profane Love: Genesia Rosato
FP Royal Opera House, London, 3 December 1981