Vienna Waltzes (at one time called Wiener Walzer) is a ballet made by New York City Ballet co-founder and founding choreographer George Balanchine to music by Johann Strauss, Jr., Franz Lehár, and Richard Strauss:
The premiere took place on Thursday, June 23, 1977, at the New York State Theater, Lincoln Center, with mise en scène by Rouben Ter-Arutunian and lighting by Ronald Bates. The costumes by Karinska were the last she designed for City Ballet; Robert Irving conducted. Vienna Waltzes was seen in preview at City Ballet's gala on June 15, at which time Jean-Pierre Bonnefous danced the role later assumed by Jorge Donn.
- ^ Originally composed for the Princess Metternich-Sandor's Guld-und-Silber ball, the Gold and Silver Waltz is frequently interpolated into Lehar's Merry Widow.
- ^ guest artist
Videography / DVD
- 1996 Nonesuch The Balanchine Library: The Balanchine Celebration part one Der Rosenkavalier (1993)
- 1983 PBS A New York City Ballet Tribute to George Balanchine
- 1993 PBS Dance in America: The Balanchine Celebration excerpt
- 2004 PBS Live from Lincoln Center: Balanchine 100 excerpt