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Dante Sonata (1940)

(D'après une lecture de Dante)


Abbreviations:
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 Franz Liszt, orchestrated by Constant Lambert (Fantaisie, quasi Sonate: d'apres une lecture de Dante, from Annees de Pelerinage: Seconde Annee-ltalie, 1848)
SC Sophie Fedorovitch, after John Flaxman (1755-1826)

D Children of Light*: Margot Fonteyn, Pamela May, Julia Farron, Michael Somes; Children of Darkness*: June Brae, Joy Newton, Robert Helpmann; and corps de ballet
FP Vic-Wells Ballet, Sadler's Wells Theatre, London, 23 January 1940

*These designations did not appear in the opening night programme but were added later.

ST Sadler's Wells Ballet
D Children of Light: Margot Fonteyn, Pamela May, David Paltenghi; Children of Darkness: Beryl Grey, Robert Helpmann
FP Royal Opera House, London, 20 March 1946

ST Royal Ballet; Tribute to Sir Frederick Ashton; solo for Pamela May only
D Monica Mason
Royal Opera House, London, 24 July 1970

ST Ballet for All; excerpt only
FP Spa Pavilion, Felixstowe, 13 October 1972

NP Birmingham Royal Ballet; R Jean Bedells, Pauline Clayden, Pamela May
D Children of Light: Monica Zamora, Andrea Tredinnick, Wolfgang Stollwitzer; Children of Darkness: Asya Verzhbinsky, Dominic Antonucci
FP Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Birmingham, 14 April 2000