Alina Cojocaru and Steven McRae
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Orpheus (1953)

Opera in two acts by Raniero de' Calzabig; English text after the Reverend J Troutbeck

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 Christoph Willibald Gluck
Production and choreography by Frederick Ashton
SC Sophie Fedorovitch

Cast: Orpheus: Kathleen Ferrier; Amor: Adele Leigh; Eurydice: Veronica Dunne

D Dance of the Furies: Alexander Grant and corps de ballet; Dance of the Blessed Spirits: Svetlana Beriosova and corps de ballet
FP Covent Garden Opera and Sadler's Wells Ballet, Royal Opera House, London, 3 February 1953

See 1958, Orfeo ed Eurydice; 1978, Orpheus and Eurydice: Dance in the Elysian Fields