St Petersburg, Mariinsky Theatre

Carnaval. Prodigal Son. Symphony in C

one act ballets

V Festival Maslenitsa (Shrove-tide)


Age category 12+


Music: Robert Schumann, Sergei Prokofiev, Georges Bizet
Choreography: Michel Fokine, George Balanchine

pantomime ballet in one act Music: Robert Schumann (Le Carnaval, Op. 9, orchestrated by N. Rimsky-Korsakov, A. Lyadov, A. Glazunov, N. Cherepnin, A. Arensky)
Choreography: Michel Fokine (1910)
Set and Costume design: Léon Bakst
The revival team:
Choreography staged: Sergei Vikharev
Sets reproduced: Mikhail Shishliannikov
Lighting: Alexander Naumov and Mikhail Shishliannikov
Costumes reproduced: Tatiana Noginova

Prodigal Son
ballet in three scenes

Music: Sergei Prokofiev (Op. 46, 1928-29)
Choreography: George Balanchine (1929)
Book: Boris Kochno (after the biblical parable)
Scenery and costumes: Georges Rouault (1929)
Scenery executed by Prince A. Schervashidze
Costumes executed by 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 at the Mariinsky Theatre: December, 14, 2001

Running time: 40 minutes

Symphony in C
ballet in four movement

Music: Georges Bizet (Symphony No. 1 in C)
Choreography: George Balanchine (1947)

Staging: Colleen Neary

World premiere: 1947, Théâtre de l´Opéra, Paris
Premiere at the Mariinsky Theatre: 9 February 1996, St Petersburg

Running time: 40 minutes


The Ballets of George Balanchine 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

Conductor – Pavel Bubelnikov
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