Alina Cojocaru and Steven McRae
© ROH/ Tristram Kenton

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A Month in the Country (1976)

Ballet in one act freely adapted from Ivan Turgenev's play

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 Frédéric Chopin, arranged by John Lanchbery (Variations on "Là ci darem" from Mozart's Don Giovanni, Opus 2; Fantasy on Polish airs, Opus 13; Andante spianato and Grande polonaise in E flat major, Opus 22)
Curtain SC Julia Trevelyan Oman

D Natalia Petrovna: Lynn Seymour; Yslaev, her husband: Alexander Grant; Kolia, their son: Wayne Sleep; Vera, Natalia's ward: Denise Nunn; Rakitin, Natalia's admirer: Derek Rencher; Katia, a maid: Marguerite Porter; Matvei, a footman: Anthony Conway; Beliaev, Kolia's tutor: Anthony Dowell
FP Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House, London, 12 February 1976

By other companies:

ST National Ballet of Canada; R Anthony Dowell
D Natalia Petrovna: Karen Kain; Yslaev: Hazaros Surmeyan; Kolia: Johan Persson; Vera: Jaimie Tapper; Rakitin: Graeme Mears; Katia: Sally-Anne Hickin; Matvei: Brenda Matthews; Beliaev: Robert Conn
FP O'Keefe Centre, Toronto, Canada, 3 May 1995