St Petersburg, Mariinsky Theatre

Leonid Sarafanov Gala Performance


Conductor: Conductor: Pavel Bubelnikov


Viktoria Tereshkina, Leonid Sarafanov, Denis Marvienko, Alexander Sergeyev
The Prodigal Son: Leonid Sarafanov
The Siren: Yekaterina Kondaurova

IV act from the ballet Don Quixote

Kitri: Olesya Novikova
Basil: Leonid Sarafanov
Age category 12+


Music by Carl Czerny, Sergei Prokofiev, Ludwig Minkus
Choreography by Harald Lander, George Balanchine, Alexander Gorsky after Marius Petipa

Premiere of a new version of the production

Music by Carl Czerny
Arranged by Knudеge Riisager
Choreography by Harald Lander (1948)
taging by Johnny Eliasen
Lighting Design: Alexsaner Naymov

Premiere: 15 January 1948, Royal Danish Ballet, Royal Theatre, Copenhagen,
Premiere at the Mariinsky Theatre: 18 April 2003
Premiere of a new version of the production: 27 February 2010

Running time: 45 minutes



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

The Ballets of George Balanchine and 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

  IV act from the ballet Don Quixote


Music by Ludwig Minkus
Choreography by Alexander Gorsky after Marius Petipa

World premiere: 14 December 1869, Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow (choreography by Marius Petipa)
Premiere of Alexander Gorsky´s version: 6 December 1900, Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow
Premiere of Alexander Gorsky´s version in St Petersburg: 20 January 1902, Mariinsky Theatre

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