Vienna Waltzes

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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, 23 June 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 15 June, at which time Jean-Pierre Bonnefous danced the role later assumed by Jorge Donn.

Original cast[edit]


  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ guest artist

Videography / DVD[edit]

  • 1996 Nonesuch The Balanchine Library: The Balanchine Celebration part one Der Rosenkavalier (1993)




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