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Winter Dreams

Ballet: Work details

Choreographer: Kenneth MacMillan
Composer: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky
Music title: Aveu passioni for Piano in E Minor (1892); 'Take my heart away' (1873); 'I opened the window', Op. 63 No. 2 (from Six Songs, Op. 63); 'Does the day reign?' Op. 47 No. 5 (from Seven Songs, Op. 47); Romance for Piano in F Minor, Op. 5; Cradle Song, Op. 16 No. 1; Valse sentimentale in F Minor, Op. 51 No. 6; Romance in F Major, Op. 51 No. 5; Prelude in B Major, Op. 21 No. 1 (from Six morceaux, composes sur un seul theme, Op. 21); Scherzo humoristique in D Major, Op. 19 No. 2 (from Six morceaux, Op. 19); Dialogue, Op. 72 No. 8 (from Dix-huit morceaux, Op. 72)
Arranger: Philip Gammon
Arranger: Thomas Hartman
Music title: Traditional Russian music arranged for guitar ensemble
Work definition: Ballet in one act
Notes: The pas de deux for Masha and Lt Colonel Vershinin was performed several months before the premiere of the full work. Entitled 'Farewell - a pas de deux from Winter Dreams', the excerpt was first performed on 19 July 1990 at a Gala at the London Palladium celebrating Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother's 90th birthday. When it was performed at the Royal Opera House on 1 August 1990, a programme note explained it was part of a work in progress.
World premiere: 7 February 1991, The Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
ROH premiere: 7 February 1991, The Royal Ballet
ROH company premiere: 7 February 1991, The Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Productions
Winter Dreams (1991) The Royal Ballet (38 performances online)

Performances not linked to a production
30 October 2012 Evening Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London