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Dances of Albion: Dark Night Glad Day

Ballet: Work details

Choreographer: Glen Tetley
Composer: Benjamin Britten
Music title: Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, Op. 31; Sinfonia da requiem, Op. 20
Work definition: Ballet in one act
Language: English
Notes: Britten's 'Serenade' is a setting of six English poems: 'Pastoral' by Charles Cotton; 'Nocturne' by Alfred, Lord Tennyson; 'Elegy' by William Blake; 'Dirge' by an anonymous 15th-century poet; 'Hymn' by Ben Johnson; and 'Sonnet' by John Keats.
World premiere: 27 November 1980, The Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 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
Dances of Albion: Dark Night Glad Day (1980) The Royal Ballet (7 performances online)