Miss Julie

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Ballet in one act with choreography and libretto by Birgit Cullberg, music by Ture Rangström, and designs by Allan Fridericia. Premiered 1 Mar. 1950 at the Riksteatern in Västeras, Sweden, with Elsa Marianne von Rosen, Julius Mengarelli, and Cullberg. Based on Strindberg's play, the ballet is a portrait of the aristocratic Miss Julie who seduces the family butler and has to pay for her indiscretion with her life. One of Cullberg's greatest successes, it was revived for many companies, including the Royal Swedish Ballet (1950), American Ballet Theatre (1958), Royal Danish Ballet (1958), Berlin Opera Ballet (1979), Ballet of La Scala Milan (1980), Northern Ballet Theatre (1987), and Tani Ballet, Tokyo (1989). MacMillan choreographed a different ballet based on the same plot: Fräulein Julie, with music by Panufnik, premiered in Stuttgart in 1970 with Haydée, F. Frey, Keil, and Clauss.

Subjects: Dance.

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