St Petersburg, Mariinsky Theatre

Prodigal Son. Apollo. La Valse

one act ballets

Second performance of the third subscription


Conductor: Conductor: Mikhail Agrest


The Prodigal Son: Mikhail Lobukhin
The Siren: Daria Pavlenko



Apollo: Alexander Sergeyev
Terpsichore: Viktoria Tereshkina
Polyhimnia: Elena Yevseyeva
Calliope: Sofia Gumerova



Ulyana Lopatkina, Ivan Kozlov

Age category 12+


Music by Sergei Prokofiev, Igor Stravinsky, Maurice Ravel
Choreography by George Balanchine


ballet in three scenes
Music by Sergei Prokofiev (Op. 46, 1928-29)
Choreography by George Balanchine (1929)
Book: Boris Kochno (after the biblical parable)
Scenery and costumes by Georges Rouault (1929)
Scenery executed: Prince A. Schervashidze
Costumes executed: Vera Soudeikina
Staging: Karin von Aroldingen and Paul Boos
Lighting: Vladimir Lukasevich

Premiere: May 21, 1929, Les Ballets Russes de Serge de Diaghilev, Théâtre Sarah-Bernhardt, Paris
Premiere in the Mariinsky Theatre: December, 14, 2001

Running time 40 minutes


ballet in two scenes
Music by Igor Stravinsky (Apollon musagete)
Choreography by George Balanchine (1928)
Libretto by Igor Stravinsky
Staging: Francia Russell
Original lighting design by Ronald Bates
Lighting: Vladimir Lukasevich

World premiere: 12 June 1928, Les Ballets Russes de Serge de Diaghilev, Théâtre Sarah Bernhart, Paris
Premiere of last revived version at the Mariinsky Theatre: 30 April 1998

Running time 33 minutes


Music by Maurice Ravel (Valses nobles et sentimentales, 1911, orchestrated 1912; La Valse, 1920, commissioned: Serge Diaghilev)
Choreography by George Balanchine (1974)
Staged by John Clifford
Costumes by Karinska
Lighting: Mark Stanley, realized: Vladimir Lukasevich

Premiere: February 20, 1951, New York City Ballet, City Center of Music and Drama, New York

Premiere at the Mariinsky Theatre: 13 April, 2004

Running time 34 minutes

The Ballets of George Balanchine Prodigal Son, Apollon and La Valse is presented by arrangement with The George Balanchine Trust and has been produced in accordance with the Balanchine Style® and Balanchine Technique® service standards established and provided by the Trust

The Mariinsky Theatre would like to express its gratitude to Mrs Bettina von Siemens for her support in bringing the "Ballets of George Balanchine" project to life

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