Concert program for performances by The (American) Ballet Theatre. The dance performances were Princess Aurora, music by Peter Tchaikowsky, Pas de Quatre, music by Cesare Pugni, and Bluebeard, music by Jacques Offenbach. The music for the first two dances was conducted by Mois Zlatin. The music for Bluebeard was conducted by Antal Dorati.
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ELLISON-WHITE BUREAU Presents THE BALLET THEATRE Official Summer Residence: Palacio de Bellas Arfes, Mexico, D. F. PORTLAND PUBLIC AUDITORIUM Saturday, January 16, 1943—8:30 P. M. Third Number, Greater Artists Series PROGRAM I. PRINCESS AURORA Ballet Divertissement by Anton DOLIN Music by Peter TCHAIKOWSKY _ Choreography by Anton DOLIN after Marius PETIPA Choreography of the "Three Ivans" by Bronislava NIJINSKA Scenery by Michel BARONOFF after original designs by Leon BAKST Costumes by Barbara KARINSKA after original designs by Leon BAKST "The Sleeping Beauty" from which this suite of dances has been selected, contained three acts and five scenes. The dances presented by Anton Dolin were taken from the first and third acts. The current version contains a number of dances in their authentic form never before given in America. Notable among these ate the Rose Adagio (Princess Aurora and four Princes), and variations of Aurora and the Fairies. "The Sleeping Beauty" was first presented at the St. Petersburg Imperial Maryinsky Theatre on January 15, 1890. The Ballet Theatre version is based on the London performance of the complete ballet first given by the Diaghilev Company on November 2, 1921, at the Alhambra Theatre. Princess Aurora IRINA BARONOVA Prince Charming ANTON DOLIN The Queen MIRIAM GOLDEN The King JOHN SMITH Master of Ceremonies REX COOPER Pages HILDA WAGNER, ROSZIKA SABO, VIRGINIA WILCOX, BILLIE WYNN Entrances: 1. Mazurka MURIEL BENTLEY, MIMI GOMBER, GEORGIA HIDEN, SHIRLEY ECKL, JOHN TARAS, ALPHEUS KOON, JOHN DUANE, MICHAEL KIDD 2. The Six Fairies and Their Attends nts....LUCIA CHASE and BORISLAV RUNANIJvIE, MARGARET BANKS and RICHARD REED, SONO FITZPATRICK and DONALD SADDLER, ROSELLA HIGHTOWER and .DIMITRI ROMANOFF, MARIA KARINILOFF and HUGH LAING, ALBIA KAVAN and JOHN KRIZA. 3. Princess Aurora and Prince Charming IRINA BARONOVA and ANTON DOLIN 4. Pas de Sept IRINA BARONOVA, ANTON DOLIN and the Six Fairies and Their Attendants 5. Seven Variations (a) MARGARET BANKS (d) LUCIA CHASE (b) ROSELEA HIGHTOWER (e) MARIA KARNILOFF (c) SONO FITZPATRICK (f) ALBIA KAVAN (g) IRINA BARONOVA 6. The Rose Cavaliers RICHARD REED, DIMITRI ROMANOFF, and DONALD SADDLER 7. Pas de Trois MARGARET BANKS, BARBARA FALLIS and JOHN KRIZA 8. The Bluebird ROSELLA HIGHTOWER and ANDRE EGLEVSKY (a) Pas de Deux (b) Solo (c) Solo (d) Coda 9. The Three Ivans......YURA LAZOVSKY, NICOLAS ORLOFF and HUBERT BLAND PRINCESS AURORA (Concluded) 10. The Rose Adagio— Princess Aurora IRINA BARONOVA Prince Charming ANTON DOLIN Rose Cavaliers DIMITRI ROMANOFF, RICHARD REED and DONALD SADDLER 11. Finale Entire Company Conductor: MOIS ZLATIN INTERMISSION II. PAS DE QUATRE Choreography by Anton DOLIN Music by Cesare PUGNI ' Transcribed by Leighton LUCAS Costumes designed after the lithograph by A. E. CHALON This "Pas de Quatre," known to the present generation of dance lovers only from A. E. Chalon's famous lithograph of the four great nineteenth-century dancers, Taglioni, Cerito, Grisi and Grahn, was originally arranged to the music of Cesare Pugli by Jules Perrot and first performed at Her Majesty's Theatre, London, in the presence of Queen Victoria on July 12, 1845. Although the Queen-Empress could effect this "pas de quatre" (a dance of four) by the four greatest ballerinas of their day no managerial inducements could make these life-long rivals repeat the performance. For almost a century the "Pas de Quatre" remained a lithograph and an anecdote. Then, at the instigation of Poppoea Vanda and Anton Dolin, a group of expert researchers set out to recover as many documents as possible concerning this ballet. The original music was recovered from the British Museum Library by Cyril W. Beaumont and was transcribed by Leighton Lucas. A careful examination of contemporary press reviews supplied many clues to the steps used in the four variations and on this foundation Anton Dolin has built his version of Jules Perrot's "Pas de Quatre." Marie Taglioni ALICIA MARKOVA Lucille Grahn KAREN CONRAD Carlotta Grisi NORA KAYE Fanny Cerito ANNABELLE LYON Conductor: MOIS ZLATIN INTERMISSION III. BLUEBEARD Ballet by Michel FOKINE after the opera bouffe by MEILHAC and HALEVY Music by Jacques OFFENBACH arranged by Antal DORATI Choreography by Michel FOKINE Scenery and Costumes by Marcel VERTES Costumes executed by KARINSKA Hats for principal characters created by John FREDERICS Scenery executed by Eugene DUNKEI. STUDIOS (Program continued on back) PROGRAM (Continued) (The action takes place in the mythical domain of King Bobiche at the beginning of the 16th century-) FIRST PROLOGUE King Bobiche, disappointed with his Queen Clementine, who bore him a daughter instead of a son, decides to dispose of the infant princess by placing her in a basket and floating it down the river. The King and his chancellor, Count Oscar, carry out the plan, taking the precaution, however, of placing an amulet around the baby's neck for identification. SECOND PROLOGUE Fickle Baron Bluebeard, liegeman to King Bobiche, employs the alchemist, Popolino, to dispose of his wives as he tires of them. Instead of poisoning them, Popolino administers potions which produce a death-like sleep. ACT ONE (Eighteen years later) Queen Clementine, grown frivolous, has been dallying with her courtiers under the unsuspecting nose of King Bobiche, until informed by Count Oscar. The King surprises her and sentences her three lovers to the gallows. Two others, unaware of the fate of their colleagues, come to serenade Clementine, and when she bestows favor upon each, Bobiche acts with equal impartiality and sends them to the hangman. The King reflects upon his unhappy marriage and yearns for his daughter. Princess Hermilia, dreaming of the day he can wed her to Prince Sapphire, and provide an heir to his throne. He sends Count Oscar to seek her. FIRST INTERLUDE: On the way Count Oscar encounters Clementine's lovers bound for the noose and releases them— after being bribed. ACT TWO At a village fete Prince Sapphire, disguised as a peasant, dances with Floretta. He declares his love, even though Boulotte, a spirited wench, tries to steal him from Floretta. Popolino arrives ro choose a sixth bride for Bluebeard. All the maidens are terrified of this dubious honor, all except Boulotte. Bluebeard is pleased with her and carries her off. Count Oscar, still in search of Hermilia, meets Popolino, who leads him to Floretta, upon whose neck the telltale amulet is found. Count OsCir proclaims her Princess Hermilia and, accompanied by the incognito Prince Sapphire, she proceeds to the palace. ACT THREE Bluebeard must dispose of his sixth wife, Boulotte, before asking for Hermilia's hand. Popolino obliges with another sleeping potion. After Bluebeard leaves the crypt Popolino revives Boulotte, who joins her five predecessors. ACT FOUR King Bobiche celebrates the return of Princess Hermilia and announces her betrothal to Prince Sapphire. Her unwillingness to forget her peasant lover disappears when Prince Sapphire enters and she joyfully discovers his identity. At this moment Bluebeard arrives and, being refused by the Princess, incites the vassals to revolt. In desperation, Hermilia submits and becomes Bluebeard's seventh wife. To distract the unhappy Princess, Count Oscar summons a band of gypsies to entertain her. These are really Bluebeard's former wives and Clementine's former lovers. Bluebeard recognizes his "dead" wives and, realizing Popolino's duplicity, is overcome with consternation. King Bobiche rises to the occasion, summarily issues seven divorces and performs a mass wedding: Bouletre is remarried to Bluebeard; Princess Hermilia weds Prince Sapphire, and the five remaining wives are joined with Clementine's five lovers. King Bobiche ANTONY TUDOR Count Oscar BORISLAV RUNANINE Baron Bluebeard ANTON DOLIN Alchemist Popolino SIMON SEMENOFF Wives of Bluebeard: Heloise MIRIAM GOLDEN Eleanore SHIRLEY ECKL Isuare MARIA KARNILOFF Rosalinde JEAN DAVIDSON Blanche ROSELLA HIGHTOWER Queen Clementine LUCIA CHASE The Queen's Lovers: Alvarez DIMITRI ROMANOFF Armando DONALD SADDLER Angelo, a page ANABELLE LYON Alfonso JEROME ROBBINS Orlando YURA LAZOVSKY Ladies of the Court MARGARET BANKS, MIMI GOMBER, GEORGIA HIDEN, ALBIA KAVAN, GALINA RAZOUMOVA Gentlemen of the Court JOHN TARAS, HUBERT BLAND, NICOLAS ORLOFF, MICHAEL KIDD, JOHN KRIZA, JOHN SMITH Pages MURIEL BENTLEY, BARBARA FALLIS, JEAN HUNT, BILLIE WYNN, VIRGINIA WILCOX, ROSZIKA SABO Soldiers of the King REX COOPER, JOHN DUANE, ALPHEUS KOON, JAMES PARKER, FREDERIC QUILT, HUGH BOYCE-COMBE Floretta (Princess Hermilia NORA KAYE Prince Sapphire RICHARD REED Peasant Girls JEAN DAVIDSON, MIRIAM GOLDEN, ROSELLA HIGHTOWER, MARIA KARNILOFF Peasant Boys JOHN TARAS, HUBERT BLAND, JOHN KRIZA, NICOLAS ORLOFF Shepherdesses MARGARET BANKS, GALINA RAZOUMOVA, SHIRLEY ECKL, MIMI GOMBER Shepherds MURIEL BENTLEY, VIRGINIA WILCOX, JEAN HUNT, GEORGIA HIDEN Page to Prince Sapphire ROSZIKA SABO Boulotte, Sixth Wife of Bluebeard KAREN CONRAD Conductor: ANTAL DORATI Steinway Piano, courtesy of Sherman, Clay & Company; Box Office, courtesy of The J. K. Gill Company. For numbers on this program, inquire at Music Room, Central Library. Executive Management: Hurok Attractions, Inc., 711 Fifth Avenue, New York City. Booking Direction: National Conceit and Artists Corporation. Staff for S. Hurok: Leon Spachner, Company Manager. Staff for Ballet Theatre: G. Sevastianov, Managing Director; Adolph Bolm, Ballet Master, Regis-seur General; Antal Dorati, Musical Director; Mois Zlatin, Associate Conductor; Michel Delaroff, Executive Manager; Serge Sokoloff, Stage Manager. Coming . .. RICHARD CROOKS Saturday, January 30 MARIAN ANDERSON Thursday, February 11 "MARRIAGE OF FIGARO" Sunday, 2:30 P. M., February 14 Tickets Now! ELLISON-WHITE BUREAU 402 Studio Bldg., Portland, Ore. MUSIC for Ballet Orchestra Band Chorus it THIRD FLOOR The J. K. Gill Company S. W. Fifth Avenue at Stark ATwater 8681
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