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Quartet

Ballet: Work details

Choreographer: Kenneth MacMillan
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Music title: String Quartet in E Minor (1873)
Arranger: Barry Wordsworth
Work definition: Ballet in one act
Notes: Clarification of premiere: The version of 'Quartet' that premiered on 2 March 1982 consisted of a pas de deux entitled 'Verdi Variations', which MacMillan choreographed early in 1982 for Peter Schaufuss and Elisabetta Terabust to the first movement of Verdi's music, and a new second movement for four dancers. MacMillan subsequently revised the choreography of the first movement and added a third movement. This version premiered on 7 April 1982 at The Bristol Hippodrome.
World premiere: 2 March 1982, Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet, Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
ROH premiere: 16 September 1986, Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet
ROH company premiere: 2 March 1982, Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet, Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
Productions
Quartet (1982) Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet (1 performance online)