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Dark Elegies

Ballet: Work details

Choreographer: Antony Tudor
Composer: Gustav Mahler
Music title: Kindertotenlieder (Rückert), song cycle, voice, orchestra
Work definition: Ballet in one act
Notes: Mahler's song-cycle Kindertotenlieder uses the poems 'Songs on the Death of Children' by Friedrich Rückert.
World premiere: 19 February 1937, Ballet Rambert, Duchess Theatre, London
ROH premiere: 27 November 1980, The Royal Ballet
ROH company premiere: 27 November 1980, The Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Productions
Dark Elegies (1980) The Royal Ballet (4 performances online)