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Creatures of Prometheus


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Heroic-allegorical ballet in two acts with choreography by S. Viganò and music by Beethoven. Premiered 28 Mar. 1801 at the Burg Theatre, Vienna, with Cesari, Mme Brendi, Cassentini, and Viganò. One of only two ballet scores by Beethoven, it was subsequently used by several other choreographers, including Lifar for the Paris Opera in 1929, Milloss (Augsburg, 1933), de Valois for Vic-Wells Ballet in 1936, and Ashton for the Royal Ballet Touring Group in Bonn in 1970. Viganò choreographed a new version for La Scala in Milan in 1813 using music by different composers. The ballet portrays Prometheus as the creator of mankind.

Subjects: Dance.


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