Alina Cojocaru and Steven McRae
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Symphonic Variations (1946)

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 César Franck (Variations symphoniques, for piano and orchestra, 1885)
SC Sophie Fedorovitch

D Margot Fonteyn, Pamela May, Moira Shearer, Michael Somes, Henry Danton, Brian Shaw
FP Sadler's Wells Ballet, Royal Opera House, London, 24 April 1946

ST Royal Ballet touring section
D Antoinette Sibley, Jennifer Penney, Laura Connor, Anthony Dowell, Robert Mead, Michael Coleman
FP Theatre Royal, Nottingham, 9 November 1970

ST Birmingham Royal Ballet; R Michael Somes
D Rachel Peppin, Sherilyn Kennedy, Susan Lucas, Kevin O'Hare, James Bailey, Vincent Redmon
FP Hippodrome, Birmingham, 19 October 1992

By other companies:

ST Fonteyn World Tour, 1965
D Margot Fonteyn, Annette Page, Shirley Grahame, Royes Fernandez, Ronald Hynd, Alexander Grant
FP Athens Festival, Herod Atticus Theatre, Athens, 9 August 1963

ST Het Nationale Ballet; R Michael Somes and Wendy Ellis
FP Muziektheater, Amsterdam, 18 October 1989

ST American Ballet Theatre; R Michael Somes, assisted by Judy Maelor-Thomas
D Cynthia Harvey, Ashley Tuttle, Sandra Brown, Ethan Brown, Parrish Maynard, Wes Chapman
FP Civic Opera House, Chicago, Illinois, 29 March 1992

ST National Ballet of Canada; R Wendy Ellis Somes
FP O'Keefe Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto, 8 May 1996

ST San Francisco Ballet; R Wendy Ellis Somes
D Julie Diana, Vanessa Zahorian, Tina LeBlanc, Damian Smith, Joan Boada, Nicolas Blanc
FP War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco CA, 13 April 2004

ST An Evening of British Ballet; R Bruce Sansom and Wendy Ellis Somes; C only Sophie Fedorovitch
D Alina Cojocaru, Johann Kobborg, Deidre Chapman, Ricardo Cervera, Lauren Cuthbertson, Edward Watson
FP Festival de Sintra, Portugal, 23 July 2004